The European Union will stop on Nov. 1 a series of concessions made for imports of certain Chinese products, including eyewear, for which the import duty will increase gradually from 1 percent to 2.9 percent by May of 2004. On the other hand, the Italian government, which holds the chairmanship of the European Union until the end of this year, plans to go ahead with a request for a ruling that would make it compulsory to indicate the country of origin on products entering the EU. This is already the case in the USA, but several European governments are opposed to such a ruling.