Bruno Ferrari, Mexico's federal minister of the economy, has indicated that his government will likely reimpose anti-dumping duties on footwear from China before the end of the first quarter of 2012. He gave his assurances to a group of shoe industry leaders in Léon, stressing that his government had been unable to reach an agreement with the Chinese government to prevent the importation of shoes with a declared value of less than $1 per pair. Mexico's stiff, long-standing barriers against shoe imports from China, whichh were first established back in 1993, were lifted last Dec. 12 at the demand of the World Trade Organization.