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Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to investigate the dumping and subsidisation of imports of ladies footwear from various far eastern countries.

[holding answer 30 November 1989]: No. Under the Community's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation it is the European Commission that carries out investigations in response to complaints from the Community industries affected. The Commission has recently completed an investigation into safeguard action against certain footwear imports from Taiwan and South Korea and has invited the views of member states.