A plan to eliminate global tariffs on industrial goods, including heavily protected textiles, by 2015 has been slammed by the ATMI as "an outright gift to China - one which will come at the expense of US textile manufacturers and workers, and our potential export markets in the Western Hemisphere." The proposals were outlined by the Bush administration on Tuesday, and will be presented by US negotiators at a at World Trade Organisation "Doha Round" meeting in Geneva, Switzerland next week.