§ Sir Anthony Grant
asked the Minister for Trade if he will set out in the Official Report a list of those categories of goods that are protected from being imported into the United Kingdom either by tariffs or quotas or other means.
§ Mr. Sproat
Details of goods which may only be imported under the authority of individual licences issued by my Department are listed in the open general import licence dated 8 August 1980 and its amendments. Information about quotas is published in notices to importers in my Department's weekly journalBritish Business. Copies of the licence and its amendments, and of the journal are available from HMSO and are in the Library of the House.
Customs duties also provide protection for United Kingdom producers. Details of the duties applicable are published in the European Community's common customs tariff, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.
In addition, certain inter-industry arrangements exist which are negotiated between the industries concerned.