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Iran

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what arrangements he is making to advise the producers and exporters of plates and unperforated films that their products are exempt from the restrictions on exports to Iran;

(2) what arrangements he is making to advise the producers and exporters of magnifying glasses that their products are exempt from the restrictions on exports to Iran ;

(3) what arrangements he is making to advise the producers and exporters of sunflower seed extracts that their products are exempt from the restrictions on exports to Iran.

Exporters have been advised to study the Iran sanctions orders which are obtainable from Her Majesty's Stationery Office. These products fall within the tariff headings in part II of schedule 1 of each order and are therefore exempt when sold or supplied for use solely or mainly for medical or surgical purposes. They will also be exempt if exported under contracts or other exempted business commitments entered into before 30 May 1980.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what arrangements he is making to advise the producers and exporters of preparations known as dental wax or dental components that their products are exempt from the restrictions on exports to Iran ;(2) what arrangements he is making to advise the producers and exporters of knitted or crocheted elastic or rubberised stockings and other pharmaceutical articles such as elastic knee-caps and belts that their products are exempt from the restrictions on exports to Iran.

Exporters have been advised to study the Iran sanctions orders, which are obtainable from Her Majesty's Stationery Office. These products are exempt as medical products under the tariff headings in part I B of Schedule 1 of each order.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the level of United Kingdom trade with Iran over the latest period for which figures are conveniently available.

Details of trade with Iran are given on page 25 of tables II (imports) and V (exports) of the monthly Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom, copies of which are in the Library.