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Import Penetration

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what level of import penetration would normally be regarded as evidence of serious injury to a domestic industry.

The level of import penetration is only one of the factors to be taken into account. Others include the rate of increase in imports, the state of the domestic market, the level of exports, and trends in employment and profitability of the industry affected.