§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister for Trade whether the Government intend to take any action against those nations which prevent or hinder the import of British products through high rates of import duty quotas or by other means while enjoying free access to the United Kingdom market.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
As a major exporting nation, the United Kingdom is committed to maintaining the open world trading system. Some high tariff barriers are being reduced through the phased tariff cuts agreed in the Tokyo round of trade negotiations. Where other countries unfairly impede the import of British goods, we already take appropriate action through the European Community in the GATT, and in our bilateral contacts with our trading partners, to secure the removal of such trade barriers.