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Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a further statement on the problems arising from restrictions on Anglo-Japanese trade.

We and our Community partners are determined to reduce restrictions on Anglo-Japanese trade, whether formal or resulting from structural macro economic factors. To this end we have called on Japan to implement the Maekawa report recommendations and to proceed more rapidly with its action plan for market access. Where specific problems arise, for example on alcoholic drinks, we are pursuing these vigorously through the GATT.