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Multi-Fibre Arrangement

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he intends to take any action in the multi-fibre arrangement discussions in the light of the Cancun summit.

We shall continue to take very careful account of the needs of the developing countries, and particularly those of the poorest countries, in deciding our overall policies towards textile imports. The Community has already decided that the arrangements to be negotiated under the new MFA should, where possible, differentiate in favour of the poorest countries.