§ Mr. Steen
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the effect of Council regulation No. 2236/82 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on upright pianos originating in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; how many pianos originating in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics have been imported into the United Kingdom since 11 August 1982; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
The effect of the anti-dumping duty has been to counter unfair price competition from upright pianos from the USSR. From March 1982 until the end of 1983 the import of pianos from the USSR was also subject to quantilative restrictions. In consequence of these measures only 10 pianos were imported from the USSR between 11 August 1982 and the end of April 1984.