§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the Government's policy on current moves being considered by the EEC to take anti-dumping moves against Japanese typewriters.
§ Mr. Channon
The European Commission opened an anti-dumping investigation into imports of electronic typewriters from Japan on 24 March 1984 following a complaint by the Committee of European Typewriter630W Manufacturers. The investigation is now nearing completion: both producer and consumer interests have been consulted. It is understood that provisional remedies are to be announced shortly, and these will be studied carefully by my Department. At this stage, any proposals are confidential.