asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the agreed ceiling on cloth imports from Turkey into the United Kingdom in 1981; and what was the actual level of cloth imports.
There are no agreed ceilings on imports of textile products from Turkey. However, the Community does have a "notified level" of 172 tonnes for imports of cotton cloth into the United Kingdom. Imports in 1981 totalled 1,008 tonnes and when statistics became available showing that the "notified level" had been significantly exceeded, the Commission raised the matter with the Turkish authorities, with a view to limiting imports in 1982. Discussions are continuing.