HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 cc264-5W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the nature of the dispute between the European Economic Community and Israel which led to the visit to Israel on 10 October by Mr. Cheysson; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

I understand that M. Cheysson took advantage of his routine visit to Israel to discuss the Community's concern to secure early implementation by the Israeli authorities of the measures for access to EC markets for produce from the occupied territories, agreed by the Community last year. He also raised some outstanding difficulties about the operation of the Tamah tax which is imposed on imported goods that compete with domestic Israeli products.