HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc16-7W
Mr. Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether any restriction or ban on the import of United Kingdom manufactures is applied by Japan, Taiwan or Indonesia.

Mr. Clinton Davis

Neither Japan, Taiwan nor Indonesia apply discriminatory restrictions on imports of manufactures specifically from the United Kingdom. They do each apply some controls affecting manufactured imports from all countries, as listed below:

Japan Japan controls the import of: Leather and leather footwear. Aircraft and parts (excluding light aircraft). Tobacco.

Taiwan Import licences are required for all imports. There is a total ban on: Medium and High Density polyethylene. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Passenger motor cars. Loudspeakers. Cathode ray tubes for television receivers. Cast Iron.

Indonesia There is a ban on the import of a wide range of manufactured goods, and restrictions on the imports of others.

I am writing to the hon. Member with a list of the goods currently affected.

Mr. Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the general categories of goods imported by the United Kingdom from Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia, respectively.

Mr. Meacher

Such lists are published monthly in Table II of theOverseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom, available in the House of Commons Library.