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European Community (Car Prices)

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Minister for Trade why the prices of the same cars and other products vary from one member country of the European Community to another.

Prices of cars and other products may vary between countries in part because of the wide variety of market circumstances that give rise to price differences within countries, and in part as a result of such factors as differing national tax regimes, differing rates of inflation and differing exchange rate movements.