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Knitwear

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) if he will publish in the Official Report the quantity of imports, by volume, in 1974, 1975 and 1976 from Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan for knitted garments in categories, tariff headings 60.04 and 60.05, in a comparable form to the quota figures in the MFA and allied agreements; and if he will list the respective quota levels for knitwear imports from those countries that operated in 1975 and 1976, and will operate in 1977;(2) if he will publish in the

Official Report the quantity of imports, by volume, in 1975 and 1976 from Romania for knitted garments in categories, tariff headings 60.03, 60.04 and 60.05, in a comparable form to the quota figures in the MFA; and if he will list the respective quota levels for those goods for 1976 and 1977.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 6th May 1977], gave the following information:

Imports

Quotas

Country

Tariff Heading

Brief description of statistical heading

Unit of quantity

1974

1975

1976

Brief description of quota heading

1975

1976

1977

Hong Kongex 60.04Knitted shirtsThousand9,20112,4858,047Knitted shirts, T shirts, undervests singlets etc. (vest and singlets count as half a unit in 1977).11,52711,58511,473
Knitted undergarments other than shirts.Tonnes1,300934977Knitted undergarments other than shirts, T shirts, undervests, singlets etc. and mens and boys drawers and briefs.733763802
ex 60.05Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc. (including infants garments).Thousand15,92121,76418,064Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc. (excluding infants garments).17,58517,67317,761
Other Knitted outer garmentsTonnes1,8312,7412,629Other Knitted outer garments and infants garments.1,8211,8501,924
South Koreaex 60.04Knitted shirtsThousand8591,615880Knitted shirts, T shirts, undervests, singlets etc.No quota1,7081,995
ex 60.05Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc. (including infants garments).Thousand10,95813,53611,456Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc.No quota11,86011,919
Other knitted outer, garmentsTonnes124459478Other knitted outer garmentsNo quota300321
Taiwanex 60.04Knitted shirtsThousand3,0223,582943Shirts and sports shirts (including T shirts).2,3782,4842,575
Knitted undergarments other than shirts, tights and panti-hose.Tonnes393937Knitted undergarments other than shirts and sports shirts, tights and panti-hose (and drawers and briefs in 1977).134190240
ex 60.05Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc. (including infants garments).Thousand14,89118,0547,885Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc.15,65315,73115,810
Other Knitted outer garmentsTonnes327695142Other knitted outer garments348366390
Romaniaex 60.03Stockings, socks etcThousand pairsStockings, socks etc. (excluding womens stockings of synthetic fibres).350525
ex 60.04Knitted shirtsThousand1,2831,507Knitted shirts, T shirts vests, singlets etc.1,6001,859
Knitted undergarments other than shirts, tights, panti-hose, pyjamas and nightdresses.Thousand2,1701,905Knitted undergarments other than shirts, vests, tights, panti-hose, pyjamas and nightdresses.2,9003,215
ex 60.05Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc. (including infants garments).Thousand448673Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, etc.9001,026
Other knitted outer garmentsTonnes7857Other knitted outer garments105112

Note.The statistical headings given above correspond as closely as possible to the quota headings, but in some instances are not exactly identical.