HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 c468W
Mr. Waller

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has about recent steps taken by the Government of South Korea to remove barriers to the import of British textile goods; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Clark

The Government and our European Community partners have expressed concern at the immediate imposition of import surveillance and a low quota, following the liberalisation of wollen textiles on 1 July this year. The Korean Trade and Industry Vice Minister has assured me that Korea intends to raise the quota progressively to achieve full liberalisation by the end of 1987