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Multi-Fibre Arrangement

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 16 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list in the Official Report the number of new multi-fibre arrangement quotas negotiated in 1979; how many of these quotas were triggered in 1978; and if he will give full details of these; how many of these new quotas exceed the trigger level; if he will give full details of these; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy in this matter.

[pursuant to his reply, 31 March 1980, c. 23]: Twenty-one new quotas were negotiated in 1979 under the basket extractor procedure provided

CategoryProductSupplier countryFirst full year covered by quotaQuota levelTrigger level
46*Wool tops (tonnes)Argentina1979280223
3*Synthetic fabric (tonnes)Brazil197936431
7*Blouses (000 pcs)Brazil197910547
46*Wool tops (tonnes)Brazil1980375223
32Pile fabrics (tonnes)Hong Kong19793,600259
68Babies undergarments (tonnes)Hong Kong19802504
82Adults undergarments (tonnes)Hong Kong19801505
14BMen's coats (000 pcs)Hungary19804712
17Men's jackets (000 pcs)India198032536
11Knitted gloves (000 pairs)Pakistan19791,500299
80Babies garments (tonnes)Pakistan198011516
8*Woven shirts (000 pcs)Philippines197926584
17Men's jackets (000 pcs)Philippines198011529
21Parkas (000 pcs)Philippines1980450116
71Babies undergarments (tonnes)Philippines19803611
80Babies garments (tonnes)Philippines198010012
17Men's jackets (000 pcs)Poland197912036
20Bed linen (tonnes)South Korea198010056
15BWomen's coats (000 pcs)Taiwan19794242
73*Tracksuits (000 pcs)Taiwan197915033
21Parkas (000 pcs)Thailand1980500116
46*Wool tops (tonnes)Uruguay1979500297
50Wool cloth (tonnes)Uruguay198016543
*Imports exceeded 1978 trigger levels.