§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action he has taken to ensure that British exports of manufactured goods to the United States of America do not face tariffs.
§ Mr. Needham
My Department takes every opportunity to press the United States and other countries to reduce476W existing tariff barriers and to oppose the introduction of new ones, both in general terms in the context of the general agreement of tariffs and trade and in instances of specific concern. For example, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear our strong opposition to the US auto industry's request that the US Treasury reclassifies sports utility vehicles as trucks to secure massive added tariff protection to the detriment of our Land Rover exports. We also support the EC in its efforts to seek an all-round tariff reduction in the Uruguay round negotiations.