HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 c372W
Mr. Noble

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what will be the outcome for textile tariffs, comparing possible levels in the United States of America with those proposed for Europe if the present proposals in the Tokyo round are implemented; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Smith

Under the present proposals, the EEC textile tariff against imports from the United States would be reduced by about a quarter on average, and the United States textile tariff against imports from the EEC would be reduced by a little under a third on average. The precise figures are confidential at this stage.

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