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Anti-Dumping Levies

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consideration he has given to an application to apply general agreement on tariffs and trade anti-dumping levies to Japanese computer and component firms.

Responsibility for anti-dumping action under GATT on behalf of EC member states rests with the EC Commission. We have not been informed of any request for such action against imports of Japanese computers and computer components, but if the United Kingdom industry believes that it is being damaged by such dumped imports, we would press the Commission to give any request urgent and sympathetic consideration.