HC Deb 15 December 1960 vol 632 cc69-70W
63. Mr. C. Osborne

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the main British tariffs against industrial goods which are two to three times greater than American tariffs against British goods; if he will negotiate for the reduction of British tariffs in order to prevent an increase in American tariffs, and so increase world trade; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maudling

The principal industrial goods on which United Kingdom tariffs are two times or more greater than the United States tariff on the same goods, are cars, motor-cycles, cameras, radio valves and some optical instruments. There are similar differences on the United States side over a range of goods of interest to this country.

It is our intention to negotiate with the U.S.A. for further reductions in tariffs in the present G.A.T.T. Conference early in the new year.

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