HC Deb 01 February 1983 vol 36 cc51-2W
Mr. Gregor MacKenzie

asked the Minister for Trade what representations he has received from manufacturers of domestic electrical appliances concerning imports of such goods; and what response he has given.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 31 January 1983, c. 1]: A number of representations were made in 1982, all of which related to imports which were currently or potentially subject to the Community's anti-dumping procedures. The investigations undertaken by the European Commission into imports of refrigerators and cylinder vacuum cleaners from eastern Europe were finalised in 1982 with acceptance from the suppliers of satisfactory price undertakings. The Department's anti-dumping unit and the United Kingdom industry have together been keeping the overall situation under review. The industry has also expressed concern about low-priced imports of Italian washing machines. The Department is currently considering with the industry whether any breach of the treaty of Rome may have occurred and, if so, what case should be made to the Commission.

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