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Imports From Belgium

Volume 439: debated on Friday 11 July 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the volume of woollen and cotton carpets, furnishings, tapestries, woollen worsted, flax and cotton yarns and linen and cotton piece goods, respectively, it is anticipated will be imported from Belgium this year under the agreement with that country allowing for imports to the value of £3,000,000.

It has been agreed to issue import licences up to the following amounts for imports of textiles from Belgium in 1947: Wool yarn, 650 tons; cotton yarn, 300 tons; flax yarn, 300 tons: cotton piece goods, including furnishing fabrics, 1,50o tons; wool piece goods, including furnishing fabrics, 190 tons. Discussions about the import of carpets are still proceeding. It has also been agreed to take linen piece goods, tapes and thread up to a value of £5,000.