HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 cc60-1W
23. Mr. Ridley

asked the President of the Board of Trade what tariffs are raised against British made electric refrigerators by Australia, Canada, and the European Economic Community, respectively.

Mr. Erroll

The Australian tariff on imports of United Kingdom refrigerators is 20 per cent; the Canadian is 17½ per cent.; and the common external tariff of the E.E.C. is at present 13 per cent. The tariffs currently in force on imports of British-made refrigerators into the member countries of the E.E.C. are: France, 13 per cent.; Germany, 6˙7 per cent.; Benelux 12 per cent.; Italy from 14.5 per cent. to 18.5 per cent. according to the size of the refrigerator.