Import Tariffs (Israel)

Treasury written question – answered on 18th November 2003.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list United Kingdom companies which have (a) made representations to and (b) signalled their intention to take action against the (i) British Government and (ii) European Union for imposing tariffs on goods entering the United Kingdom, marked as made in Israel, which originated in the Occupied Territories.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Two UK companies have requested a formal review under the Customs and Excise Appeals procedure of the duty demanded. The identity of the companies cannot be disclosed for reasons of commercial confidentiality: Exemption 13 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies in this instance.

Customs and Excise are not aware of any UK companies making representations to the European Union.

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