HC Deb 21 January 1981 vol 997 cc153-4W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will request the European Economic Community antidumping unit to investigate whether the sale of Japanese computer-controlled machine tools to British customers on terms which include six months or more interest-free credit constitutes dumping; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Parkinson

In seeking to establish whether dumping is taking place in any particular case, the European Commission may take into account, among many other factors, the nature and duration of credit terms offered. If the machine tool industry has a complaint of dumping which it wishes to pursue, my Department's antidumping unit will be glad to give further advice and assistance.

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