§ Mr. Rankin
asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to encourage British exporters to cultivate the Japanese market.
§ Mr. Maudling
We have obtained wider openings for our exporters in this year's trade arrangements with Japan. We make the full range of Government export services available for this market and we use our frequent contacts with industry to remind exporters of its importance. The Japanese economy is rapidly expanding, Japan is moving towards a more liberal import policy and, provided our treatment of Japanese exports to this country is also liberal, we should have the opportunity of greatly increasing our sales there.