The European textile and clothing industry employs more than 2.2 million people in 115,000 companies and boasts an annual turnover of nearly 200 billion Euros. However, despite these impressive figures it is still keen to increase its share of the global market, and aims to do this at the World Trade Organisation conference in Doha, Qatar, on 9 November 2001. At a recent press briefing in Belgium, Euratex president Jean de Jaegher outlined what issues he believes need to be taken into account in any new trade round.