§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what restrictions are imposed on the import of British footwear into Australia; what recent changes have occurred in the Australian tariff on the import of men's leather footwear from the United Kingdom; and what effect representations by the United Kingdom Government or the European Economic Community have had.
§ Mr. Parkinson
Imports of footwear into Australia are subject to global quotas. The current levels for the period 1 January to 30 June 1980, against which import licences are quoted with regard to past patterns of trade are given below:
Footwear with leather uppers (Million pairs) 2.1 Footwear with non-leather uppers (Mililon pairs) 8.23 Thong sandals having a v.f.d. from$.35 per pair (Million pairs) 1.6 Thong sandals having a v.f.d. from $0.35 per pair to less than $2.00 per pair (Million pairs) 2.242 Parts for footwear ($ million) 1.0067
Goods valued at more than A$26 per pair are exempt from these quantitative restrictions. There is a general ad valorem274W
the European Community for reductions in those barriers.