HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c36W
75. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade under what regulations and customs duties France is allowed to send to Britain woollen piece goods.

Mr. Marquand

Woollen piece goods may be imported from France under the token import arrangements announced on 8th April last. These were extended to France on 6th November. The quantity which may be imported per annum is limited to 20 per cent. by value of the prewar imports of similar goods from France. The rate of duty chargeable is. in general, 20 per cent.ad valorem.