HC Deb 27 July 1983 vol 46 c487W
43. Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on trade between the United Kingdom and Japan.

Mr. Channon

The Government remain concerned at the increasing imbalance in our trade with Japan. Following strong pressure by Her Majesty's Government and our Community partners, the Japanese Government introduced a number of helpful import liberalisation measures and gave assurances to the Community on export moderation in certain product fields. However, as my right hon. Friend and I emphasised earlier this month to Mr. Uno, the MITI Minister, much more remains to be done, particularly to change the structure of the Japanese market, which inhibits imports of manufactured goods.