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Japanese Cars

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) whether he has received any representations from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about imports of Japanese cars;(2) whether he has received any evidence concerning the dumping of Japanese cars.

Discussions have taken place between the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and my Department about the possibility of antidumping action against Japanese cars. The society has been advised as to what evidence would be required to constitute a prima facie case of dumping under the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Act 1969, and has now submitted a formal application under the Act.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what consultations have taken place between his Department and the Japanese Government regarding imports of Japanese cars.

Consultations are currently in progress on reciprocal arrangements for testing cars.