HC Deb 17 February 1978 vol 944 cc408-9W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what information he has on the criteria adopted by the EEC with regard to a definition of dumping in relation to cheap imports from the Far East in the electronics and television component industries, in view of the absence of a reference price because of the vertical integration of comparable industries in Japan.

Mr. Meacher

Dumping is defined in the relevant EEC legislation, that is, in Regulation (EEC) No. 459/68 of 5th April 1968 as amended by Regulation (EEC) No. 2011/73 of 24th July 1973 and Regulation (EEC) No. 1411/77 of 27th June 1977. In cases where domestic market situation is distorted, dumping calculations may be based on the price of the like product when exported to a third country, or the cost of production in the country of origin. If the hon. Member has a particular problem in mind I suggest that he writes to me setting out the relevant details.