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Ivory Coast

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what information he has on the products and services for which there may be export opportunities in the Ivory Coast.

Her Majesty's Government recognise the growing importance of the Ivory Coast as a market for British goods and services. The British Overseas Trade Board publicises, principally through the Export Intelligence Service, opportunities for the sale of British goods and services in the Ivory Coast. In addition to providing information about day-to-day demand for our products, we have drawn the attention of business men to the 1976–80 Ivorian Development Plan. This covers 61 projects in the sectors of textiles, agro-industry, tropical hardwoods, chemical industries, rubber, paper, construction materials, mechanical and electrical industries, and tourism, details of which may be inspected at the Statistics and Market Intelligence Library, Expert House, Ludgate Hill, London.