The customs tariff

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 16th July 2018.

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Amendment made: 74, page 6, line 1, at end insert—

“( ) the interests of producers in the United Kingdom of the goods concerned,” —(George Hollingbery.)

This amendment requires the Treasury, when considering what rate of import duty ought to apply to particular goods, to have regard to the interests of UK producers of those goods.

Clause 13

Dumping of goods, foreign subsidies and increases in imports

Amendment made: 84, page 9, line 7, after “a” insert “provisional tariff rate quota or a” —(George Hollingbery.)

This amendment is consequential on Amendment 85.

Amendment proposed: 21, page 9, line 18, at end insert—

“(4A) Subsection (4B) applies where the TRA or the Secretary of State is considering whether the application of a remedy, or the acceptance of a recommendation to do so—

(a) is in the public interest, or

(b) meets either of the economic interest tests described in paragraph 25 of Schedule 4 or paragraph 21 of Schedule 5.

(4B) In making a consideration to which this subsection applies, notwithstanding the provisions of Schedules 4 and 5, the TRA or the Secretary of State must give special consideration to the need to eliminate the trade distorting effect of injurious dumping and to restore effective competition, and must presume the application of a remedy or the acceptance of a recommendation to do so to be in the public interest and to have met the economic interest test unless this special consideration is significantly outweighed.” —(Peter Dowd.)

This amendment ensures that there is a presumption that if dumping is found, a remedial action will be taken.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 283, Noes 317.

Division number 212 Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill — The customs tariff

Aye: 283 MPs

No: 317 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

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I informed the House earlier—which may have been of interest to those present, and with the encouragement of the right hon. Gentleman concerned—that the Financial Secretary was celebrating his 13th wedding anniversary in the presence of his wife and his two delightful daughters in the Gallery. I now must inform the House—[Interruption.] Well, whether I must or not, I am going to: I now must inform the House that the Mother of the House, Ms Harman, has become a grandmother. I congratulate the right hon. and learned Lady, and Jack Dromey, who has become a grandfather. I must tell the House that Holly was born yesterday at 4 o’clock in the morning. Congratulations to the right hon. and learned Lady.

Clause 25