HC Deb 16 December 1952 vol 509 cc161-2W
88. Mr. G. H. R. Rogers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, to assist re-export trade and enable this country to compete with free port facilities available in Europe, he will amend the Customs regulations so that goods imported into this country and held in bond are not treated as imports unless duty is subsequently paid and the goods are entered for home consumption.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Customs laws and regulations already provide facilities designed to meet the practical needs of the re-export trade, by means of the transhipment, bonded warehouse, and drawback, systems. If the hon. Member has in mind any particular case where difficulty has arisen, I should be glad if he would let me have details.