§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Minister for Trade what tariffs or other duties apply to (a) silicon chips and other microelectronic components imported from outside the United Kingdom and (b) fully or partially assembled microelectronic products imported from outside the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
The customs duties on representative examples of electronic components and finished products are as follows:
(a) Components Rate of duty percentage Fixed capacitors, other than electrolytic 6.0 Other capacitors 7.0 Resistors 6.7 Printed circuit boards 8.1 Diodes, transistors and similar semi.conductor devices; light emitting diodes; electronic microcircuits 17.0
(b) Finished products Rate of duty percentage Radio and television receivers, whether or not incorporating sound recorders or reproducers 14.0 Combined sound recorders and reproducers 7.8 Television image and sound recorders or reproducers 8.0 Automatic data processing machines 6.0
As regards partially assembled products it is not possible to provide specific information because the rate of custom duty depends on the classification of the product within the custom tariff. Some partially assembled or incomplete articles—including finished products imported 194W unassembled or disassembled—are classified as if they were finished products provided they have the essential characteristics of the finished products.