Representatives of the European Union and China have failed to resolve a trade dispute over Chinese textiles during a third day of talks in Beijing Saturday.

Negotiators say they will continue their discussions on Sunday.

In June, China agreed to quotas in its textile exports to the EU. But millions of items of clothing manufactured in China have been blocked in European ports because China has already shipped its annual quota. The quotas are designed to protect European textile manufacturers from low-priced Chinese competition.

Chinese textile exports surged early this year when a global system of textile quotas ended.

Talks between China and the EU began on Thursday.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.