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Overseas Legislation

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what efforts are being made to achieve the standardisation or modification of consumer protection legislation overseas which amounts to an artificial barrier to British exports.

A considerable number of EEC directives, some concerned with consumer protection, are designed to eliminate artificial barriers to trade within the Community. The agreement on technical barriers to trade negotiated in the recent multilateral trade negotiations should also make a contribution in this field.