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South Africa

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will give for the longest and most convenient stated period of time the amount of trade and commerce carried on between the United Kingdom and South Africa either in stated volumes and types of merchandise or in £ sterling payments; and whether he will give comparisons between the last three years and the three earlier years.

Details of the volume of trade with individual countries are not available. The value of our trade with South Africa between 1970 and 1980 is given in tables B.19, exports, and C.25, imports, of the January 1982 issue of the Monthly Review of External Trade Statistics, which is available in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade to what extent British business interests have trading and other arrangements with the Government and trading organisations in South Africa; and to what extent any of these British organisations have or are receiving any assistance from his Department or Government sources.

British companies are free to engage in normal civil trade with South Africa. British exporters to South Africa may also take advantage of services offered by the British Overseas Trade Board and the Export Credits Guarantee Department.