Imports: Israel

Treasury written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Phyllis Starkey Phyllis Starkey Labour, Milton Keynes South West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 579W, on agricultural products: Israel, what additional checks HM Revenue and Customs has subsequently required of produce (a) from the same importer, (b) from the same producer and (c) from the same place of origin as the misidentified and mislabelled goods referred to in the answer.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Digital Britain) (also HM Treasury), Financial Secretary (HM Treasury) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

HM Revenue and Customs can confirm that once a duty demand is issued, it is their normal policy to examine further customs entries for the parties involved and to issue additional demands if necessary. They will also target any importer known to have production facilities in the occupied territories.

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