§ Sir Walter Clegg
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is satisfied that present EEC regulations with regard to the dumping of imported goods into the Community are satisfactory; and whether they act quickly enough to protect the Community's industry from harm.
§ Mr. Eyre
Yes. The appropriate EEC regulations reflect the provisions of the GATT anti-dumping code which was revised last year as part of the multilateral trade negotiations. The regulations allow the European Commission to take immediate provisional anti-dumping action in appropriate cases to prevent serious injury to a Community industry whilst a complaint is being investigated. The Commission has shown it is ready to take such action where this has proved necessary, and we shall continue to press them to deal speedily and effectively with complaints from the United Kingdom industry.