HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 cc126-7W
35. Mr. Brian Harrison

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list the international obligations associated with the application of the Sea Fish Industry Act.

Mr. Godber

I understand that the Question has particular reference to Section 3 of the Sea Fish Industry Act. Our main international obligations in this context arise from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Article III of which provides that laws and regulations affecting sale or purchase should not be applied to imported goods so as to afford protection to domestic production. In particular paragraph 4 lays down that imported goods produced by other General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade countries are to have in respect of such laws and regulations treatment no less favourable than that accorded to like products of national origin.