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False Origin Marks

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation making it an offence to import into the United Kingdom goods known to the importer to bear a false indication of origin.

Section 16 of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, which is enforced by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, already prohibits the importation of any goods to which a false indication of their place of manufacture has been applied outside the United Kingdom. It is an offence under the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 for a person to import any goods contrary to such a prohibition under any enactment with intent to evade that prohibition.