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European Economic Community

Volume 901: debated on Thursday 20 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in the Official Report the international treaties or agreements concluded by the European Communities since 1st January 1973, other than those concerned exclusively with foreign aid, stating in each case the date when each was approved by the Council of Ministers, under what article of the Treaty of Rome and whether the unanimous or majority procedure was adopted.

The information is not readily available but I will provide a list as soon as possible.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international trade agreements have been concluded between the EEC and Uruguay since 1st January 1973; in what commodities; and with what significance for the trade or manufacturing interests of the United Kingdom.

The EEC signed a three-year trade agreement with Uruguay which entered into force on 1st August 1974. The text was published as a White Paper (European Communities No. 7, Cmnd. 5894) in February 1975. In trade relations between Uruguay and the member States, the agreement provides for the reciprocal grant of most favoured nation treatment and for the highest degree of liberalisation of imports and exports which the respective parties apply to third countries. This should in due course help the growth of British exports to Uruguay which increased substantially in 1974, although it is not possible at this stage to adduce a direct causal effect.