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Foodstuffs

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the conditions attached to the United Kingdom's current trade in foodstuffs with New Zealand and the quantities of main foodstuffs imported from New Zealand in 1974, together with the respective cost to importers and levies and duties paid in each category to the EEC.

The United Kingdom's import trade with New Zealand is subject to the transitional arrangements laid down in the Treaty of Accession for the adoption of the Common Customs Tariff and the Common Agricultural Policy.

MAIN FOODSTUFFS IMPORTED FROM NEW ZEALAND—1974
Quantity*CIF Value*Levy/Duty Receipts†
(tons)(£000)(£1,000)
Mutton and lamb200,316101,50710,360
Butter120,05143,7238,700
Cheese and curd16,3285,1434,300
Apples (fresh)19,3664,357
*Source: Customs Tabulation sheets.
† MAFF estimate.