§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions anti-dumping measures have been enforced by the EEC over the past five years in cases when the exporting nation has made proposals to the Commission for increased prices to remove the extent of the alleged dumping.
§ Mr. Channon
A definitive remedy in cases where foreign manufacturers are found to have dumped their products in the European Community to the detriment of Community industry can take the form of an anti-dumping duty or the acceptance of a price undertaking.
The discussions between the Commission and a foreign manufacturer following the offer of a price undertaking are confidential: some offers are rejected. In approximately three quarters of anti-dumping cases over the past five years, price undertakings have been accepted as the definitive remedy.