China and the US will enter into a new set of negotiations over textile exports on 12 July, Cao Xinyu, vice president of the China Chamber of Commerce of Import & Export of Textiles, was reported by XFN-Asia as saying.

The talks will be held before the World Trade Organisation's informal ministerial meeting to be held in Dalian, China, on 12 July, Cao told XFN-Asia.

He added that, as textiles contribute to only six per cent of all trade value between China and the US, neither wants to allow disagreements over textiles affect wider trade relationships.

US clothing manufacturers want the government to restrict imports of Chinese textile and clothing imports, after a surge following the end of global quotas in January.