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Nylon Carpet Yarn

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is able to make any arrangements that would allow British manufacturers to compete on a basis of equality with the United States of America manufacturers of polyester filament yarn and nylon carpet yarn, who benefit from cheap oil and oil-based products.

Imports into the United Kingdom of polyester filament yarn and nylon carpet yarn from the United States and other sources are controlled by quota. The Commission has opened an anti-dumping investigation on imports of United States polyester filament yarn into the Community. And the EC-US discussions under article XXIII of the GATT about the effects of United States domestic energy policy on their synthetic textile producers are continuing.