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Textiles And Clothing

Volume 201: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made in those parts of the general agreement on tariffs and trade Uruguay round negotiations relating to textiles and clothing; and if he will make a statement.

The draft Final Act on the Uruguay round which the GATT director-general recently circulated provides, in relation to textiles, for the multi-fibre arrangement to be phased out over 10 years from 1993. It explicitly links this to strengthened GATT rules and disciplines and market access.