HC Deb 12 July 1967 vol 750 cc96-7W
Mr. Blackburn

asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the token cotton textile tariff reductions made under the Kennedy Round to non-Commonwealth countries.

Present Rate Reduced Rate
55.05(A) and 55.06(A) Cotton yarn: containing more than 5 per cent, by weight of silk, of man-made fibres or of both together 16 per cent, plus 7½ pence per lb. of silk and of man-made fibres 13 per cent.
55.08(A) and 55.09(A) Terry towelling and other woven fabrics of cotton: containing silk or man-made fibres 17½ per cent, plus 9 pence per lb. of man-made fibres and of silk 17½ percent.

Reductions will also be made in the duties on most made-up goods containing a mixture of cotton and man-made fibres.

No reductions will be made before July, 1968.