HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 c127W
41 and 42. Sir G. de Freitas

asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) whether he is aware that with the ending in January, 1967, of tariffs between European Free Trade Association countries there is a possibility of considerably increased trade with Sweden; and what he is doing to take advantage of this opportunity

(2) whether he is aware that Italy, Norway and the United States of America have trade centres in Stockholm; and whether he will establish a British trade centre in that city.

Mr. Jay

I agree that Sweden offers an excellent market for British goods, particularly now that we are entering on industrial free trade in E.F.T.A., but I have no plans for establishing a permanent trade centre in Stockholm. There are many other ways in which we can and do assist the promotion of our export trade to Sweden.