HC Deb 04 May 1911 vol 25 c605

asked whether under the existing law goods of foreign manufacture may be imported into the United Kingdom without any statement or indication of their foreign origin, provided that they have no marks upon the goods themselves or on the coverings containing them; and whether, having regard to the opportunity for fraud so occasioned, he will consider the advisability of amending the law so as to remove that opportunity?


I understand that the Commissioners of Customs who administer Section 16 of the Merchandise Marks Act, hold that where imported goods bear no marks whatever, the addition of marks indicating their country of origin is not required. I am not prepared to introduce legislation requiring all imported goods to he marked with an indication of their foreign origin.