HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc373-4W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will approach the European Commission with a view to the prevention of the dumping of Russian-made Christmas cards.

Mr. Eyre

It is for the greetings card industry to decide whether or not to approach the Commission for remedial action, if it believes that it is suffering injury from dumped Russian-made Christmas cards. Officials of my Department have discussed the question with the

In addition there are restraints on footwear and some consumer electronic products from Taiwan and the State trading area, on matches, leather gloves and pottery from the State trading area, and on jute from India and Bangladesh. Volume and/or price agreements have been concluded with 17 of the main iron and steel supplier countries. Imports of most steel products from the USSR and the German Democratic Republic and aluminium from Romania are also subject to quota.

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