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Manufacturing Industries: Exports

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what new market opportunities for manufacturing exports were offered by Brazil and India at discussions with the United States and the European Union in Potsdam. (146856)

The negotiations in Potsdam between the EU, US, Brazil and India have not led yet to agreement on the tariff reduction formulae for either trade in agriculture or trade in manufactured goods. Consequently, discussions about market access for manufactured goods did not lead to new market opportunities being offered.