HC Deb 27 March 1985 vol 76 c217W
30. Mr. Penhaligon

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the 43.7 per cent. tariff imposed on products from Brother Industries by the European Economic Community (document No. 3643/84 of 20 December 1984).

Mr. Channon

On 20 Decemmber 1984, the Commission announced the imposition of provisional antidumping duties against electronic typewriters originating in Japan, falling within sub-heading ex 84.51A of the common customs tariff. The rate of duty varied according to the exporter: in the case of Brother Industries it was 43.7 per cent. This followed an investigation by the Commission under EC regulation 2176/84 which showed that these imports were being dumped and were causing injury on the Community market. The duties will last initially for up to four months. They are likely to be extended for a further two months, after which a decision must be made regarding a definitive remedy.