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Comecon Countries (Manufactured Clothing Merchandise)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade when next he will be meeting EEC Trade Ministers; and if he will raise with them the question of the dumping of cheap manufactured clothing merchandise in the United Kingdom from the Comecon group of countries.

I normally attend meetings of the EEC Council of Foreign Ministers when trade matters are discussed. I am aware of allegations made by the industry concerning the dumping of cheap manufactured clothing merchandise from the Comecon group of countries. I have had a number of meetings with representatives of the industry, and my Department stands ready to assist the industry when evidence of dumping is produced.