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Hong Kong (Gatt Representation)

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether Hong Kong will be separately represented at the next round of talks within GATT on the Multi-Fibre Arrangement, or whether the Hong Kong delegation will sit as part of the United Kingdom delegation.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 9th May], gave the following information:The United Kingdom has acceded to GATT on behalf of Hong Kong and is responsible for Hong Kong's GATT rights and obligations. According to the usual practice, a member of the United Kingdom delegation in Geneva will speak for Hong Kong at these talks.