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Tufted Carpets

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the quantity and average value of imports of 659·51 tufted carpets of man-made fibre materials from the European Economic Community, Belgium and the United States of America in 1979 and the estimated amount of duty payable in each case, the quantity and average value of exports of such carpets to other European Economic Community countries, France and Australia; and what evidence he has of restrictive trading practices in the European Economic Community carpet industry.

TUFTED CARPETS, RUGS, MATS AND MATTING OF MAN-MADE TEXTILE MATERIALS (SITC(R2) 659.51)
IMPORTS (JANUARY-DECEMBER 1979)
TonnesThousand square metresAverage value per tonne (£'s cif)Average value per thousand square metres (£'s cif)
EEC21,53310,5571,3962,848
United States of America10,3234,7051,2972,846
Belgium-Luxembourg6,3423,4931,2502,269
EXPORTS (JANUARY-DECEMBER 1979)
TonnesThousand square metresAverage value per tonne (£'s fob)Average value per thousand square metres (£'s fob)
EEC25,59813,5951,1962,252
France2,9271,4581,0532,115
Australia1,5547521,0752,220
A duty of 23 per cent. is charged on imports from the United States.No duty is charged on imports from member States of the EEC.