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Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what is the total number of anti-dumping cases currently being investigated by his Department; and what was the comparable figure in March 1976;

CommodityExporting countryDate advertised
Single-barrelled sporting shotgunsU.S.S.R.5th February 1976
Double-barrelled sporting shotgunsU.S.S.R.5th February 1976
PVC leatherclothHungary16th March 1976
PVC leatherclothEast Germany10th January 1977
Stereo flongU.S.A.24th August 1976
Stainless steel bars and billetsSpain18th October 1976
Steel reinforcing barsSouth Africa21st December 1976
Non-alloy steel sections and flatsSpain1st February 1977
Non-alloy steel sections and flatsSouth Africa1st February 1977
Non-alloy steel sections and flatsJapan14th March 1977
Printed circuit board drillsU.S.A4th February 1977
Horticultural glassU.S.S.R.17th February 1977
Horticultural glassCzechoslovakia17th February 1977
Horticultural glassRomania17th February 1977
Horticultural glassPoland17th February 1977
Socket setsJapan18th March 1977
Compressed air breathing apparatusSweden24th March 1977
High speed steelAustria25th March 1977
Tool steelAustria25th March 1977
The comparable figure in March 1976 was 10 cases. These figures do not include cases which have not reached the formal full investigation stage. It would not be appropriate to list these, since this might prejudice our inquiries. In addition the Department is currently assisting the Commission in handling three formally announced anti-dumping complaints on behalf of United Kingdom industries.