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Romanian Suits

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Keighley of 25 March, if he is satisfied that the EEC-Romania bilateral agreement provides adequate protection against the import of cheap suits which are priced at a level which fails to cover the cost of materials for United Kingdom manufacturers.

The price clause in the EEC-Romania bilateral agreement provides an important supplement to the normal anti-dumping procedures in guarding against uneconomically priced imports.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress has been made in investigating the complaint by the United Kingdom clothing industry lodged under the price clause of the Romanian multi-fibre arrangement agreement.

The European Commission is still considering the evidence presented by the United Kingdom and other member States.