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EU Trade: Palestinians

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 21st July 2008.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value has been of imports of produce into (a) the UK and (b) the EU under the interim EU-Palestinian Authority Association Agreement; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The Association Agreement between the European Community and the Palestinian Authority was signed in February 1997. Its trade provisions came into force on an interim basis on 1 July 1997.

For the period July 1997 to December 2007, EUROSTAT's Comext trade statistics database recorded UK and EU imports of goods from the Occupied Palestinian Territories worth about €7.8 million and €72.9 million, i.e. about £5.3 million and £48.7 million respectively.

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