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Japan (Trade Restrictions)

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what evidence he has of tariff, non-tariff or other restrictions imposed by the Japanese authorities on the export of British goods to Japan; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 May 1985, c. 279]: The Department has received evidence from a number of sources about restrictions on trading with Japan. In particular, such restrictions were examined in an authoritative report, "Doing business in Japan" which was produced by the European Business Council in Tokyo in October 1984 and is available in the UK from the Japan Association. The British business community in Japan made a significant input to this report. A copy is being placed in the Library.