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Tariff Barriers

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if, in the light of the Brandt Commission report, he will review tariff and other trade barriers against developing countries.

The Government are examining the report of the Brandt Commission with great care but have reached no conclusions upon it. General reductions in barriers to trade and special and favourable treatment for developing countries were agreed in the recent multilateral trade negotiations and a review of the longer term structure of the European Community's generalised system of preferences after 1980 is already under way.