Skip to main content

Anti-Dumping Measures

Volume 981: debated on Friday 21 March 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade under what circumstances he will consider taking unilateral action to prevent the dumping of goods in the United Kingdom when European Community preventive actions have been unsuccessful.

[pursuant to his reply, 19 March 1980]: Action against dumped imports which are causing material injury to a European industry is the responsibility of the European Commission. Although my Department retains an antidumping unit to advise and help United Kingdom industry in the preparation of its case for submission to the European Commission, the United Kingdom has in general no power to take unilateral action. However, in certain circumstances the Treaty of Paris—covering bulk iron and steel products—enables the United Kingdom to take individual action when there is no Community interest.