China's textile and apparel exports in January 2005 were up 14 per cent over the same period last year to $3.74 billion according to figures from the Customs General Administration.

Export duties on textile and apparel products were more than CNY200 million in January, a report in the China Securities Journal said.

The imposition of export duties of between CNY0.2 and CNY0.5 per unit on 148 textile and apparel items from 1 January had little impact on their businesses some exporters said.