HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 cc763-4W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the EU tariffs on textiles and clothing imports from(a) India, (b) Sri Lanka and (c) the United States; and if she will make a statement. [129167]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

There are over 1,000 individual EU tariff lines covering imports of textiles and clothing so it is not possible to list them individually. These duties are applicable to all countries including USA, India and Sri Lanka and range from 0 per cent. to 12.2 per cent. Both India and Sri Lanka benefit from preferential arrangements with the EU that give lower duties for textile and clothing products.