§ Mr. Sims
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will (a) provide a list of all measures such as duties, taxation, import deposits, levies, and other controls which discriminate against Scotch whisky in Greece and (b) state what steps have been taken to emove such measures.
Charges at subsequent dates (as percentages of rate in first column) (as provided in Greece's Act of Accession) Charges before accession 1 January 1981 1 January 1982 1 January 1983 1 January 1984 1 January 1985 1 January 1986 Import duty 10.2 Drachma per kilo 90 80 60 40 20 abolished Luxury Tax 120% + 20% Will be abolished on introduction of VAT no later than 1 January 1984 Turnover tax 13% Will be abolished on introduction of VAT no later than 1 January 1984 Stamp duty 4.2% bottled Will be abolished on introduction of VAT no later than 1 January 1984 3.0% un-bottled Import deposit 44.8% 75 50 25 abolished Bank fee/exchange control contribution 0.15% 90 80 60 40 20 abolished University tax 0.5% 90 80 60 40 20 abolished
In addition, there are certain price control measures affecting whisky. I have been concerned that certain aspects of these measures, which include limitations on importers' profits and the issue of foreign exchange, may be incompatible with Greece's Act of Accession. My Department is asking the United Kingdom representative in Brussels to draw the Commission's attention to the position.