HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 cc492-3W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why the EEC Council of Ministers has imposed anti-dumping duties in a range up to 32 per cent. against imports of hydraulic excavators from Japan; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

Anti-dumping duties ranging from 2.9 per cent to 31.9 per cent. were imposed with effect from 7 July on imports of hydraulic excavators manufactured by a number of Japanese companies. The relevant Council regulation (No. 1877/85 of 4 July) represents the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Commission following complaints by the Community hydraulic excavator industry. The investigation found that Japanese excavators were being dumped in the Community market and that this dumping was causing material injury. The anti-dumping duties will remain in force for five years or until reviewed.