§ Sir Walter Clegg
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many anti- 412W dumping orders have been made in relation to cotton and man-made fibre textiles in the years 1974 to 1979 inclusive.
§ Mr. Eyre
The existence of agreements under the multi-fibre arrangement between the Community and the majority of low cost suppliers together with voluntary restraint arrangements with the major non-EEC Mediterranean suppliers have had the effect of reducing the need to take anti-dumping action on behalf of the Community's textile producers. However, in relation to cotton and man-made fibre textiles two anti-dumping duties were imposed during the period 1974–1979. In addition, the European Commission has accepted voluntary undertakings from some exporters of high tenacity yarn and of acrylic fibre not to export to the Community at a dumping price.