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Buy American Act

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what estimate he has made of the effect of the Buy American policy on the exports of computers to the United States of America.

It is not possible to estimate the effect of the Buy American Act of 1933 on the sales of British computers in the United States. However, particular attention will be given to the potential opportunities for British manufacturers in the United States Federal procurement programmes once the GATT Government procurement code is implemented on 1 January 1981.