HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 c1206
6. Mr. PENNY

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the large amount of zinc oxide being dumped into this country from America and Germany at about the same price, in the case of America as that country is prepared to sell us the raw material (spelter), and at a price in the case of Germany of about £8 per ton less than the figure quoted in that country; and whether he will, by legislative action, safe guard the British manufacturer against such competition?


The imports of zinc oxide from the United States have recently shown a considerable increase, and complaints have reached me as to the price at which it is being sold in this country. If imported zinc oxide is being sold here at prices below the cost of production in the country of manufacture, it is open to the British interests concerned to apply under Part II of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921, for the imposition of an anti-dumping duty.