HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 cc5-6W
34. Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take action to secure the future of British steel exports to the United States of America.

Mr. Peter Rees

The wide-ranging petitions which have been filed by several United States steel manufacturers for imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties against imports from a number of steel-producing countries including the United Kingdom are a matter of serious concern. The European Commission has opened urgent consultations with the United States about the damaging consequences for Community steel industries if duties are eventually imposed following the enquiries which will now be carried out by the United States authorities. The Government are participating fully in this process.