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Imports (Country Of Origin Marking)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied that import documentation relating to origin accompanying garments entering from other EEC and EFTA countries is being effectively policed by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise officials, in view of the irregular practices that have occurred in Switzerland.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 February 1980]: I am satisfied that, where such documentation is required under Community rules, the Customs are carrying out the necessary checks.