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Scotch Whisky

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he has taken any action to alleviate the import and excise duty discrimination faced by Scotch whisky in Argentina and also the discriminatory treatment faced by imported spirits in regard to the permitted period of deferment for the payment of duties.

Representations were made earlier this year. We shall continue to urge as appropriate that the Argentine Government adopt non-discriminatory measures.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he has taken any action to alleviate the restrictive import policy and discriminatory taxation faced by Scotch whisky in Brazil.

My right hon. Friend took the opportunity afforded by the recent visit of Dr. Camilo Penna, Brazilian Minister for Commerce and Industry, to register our continuing interest in seeing an improvement in the trading conditions governing the import and sale of Scotch whisky in Brazil.