Select Committee on European Communities Report



39.  PROPOSAL FOR A COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) IMPOSING DEFINITIVE ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON IMPORTS OF FARMED ATLANTIC SALMON FROM NORWAY (10392/97) AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON IMPORTS OF FARMED ATLANTIC SALMON ORIGINATING FROM NORWAY (10420/97)

Letter from Lord Clinton-Davis, Minister for Trade, Department of Trade and Industry, to Lord Tordoff, Chairman of the Committee

  During the Parliamentary scrutiny of Explanatory Memoranda 10392/97 and 10420/97, you wrote to me on 10 November 1997[22] to request further information on the proposals concerned, ie two proposed Council Regulations imposing definitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of farmed Atlantic salmon originating in Norway.

  In my reply of 26 November 1997[23], I noted Sub-Committee D's request for a note on the effect of these proposals once adopted, and I undertook to provide a report before the 1998 summer Recess. Accordingly, I now attach such a report (not printed).

  As noted in the conclusion to the report, it has taken some time for the measures to begin to have the effect which they were expected to have. But there are encouraging indications that salmon prices in the EU are beginning to stabilise. My officials and their colleagues in the Scottish Office will continue to monitor the situation closely, and will bring any further problems that come to light to the attention of the Commission.

27 July 1998


22   Printed in Correspondence with Ministers, 11th Report, Session 1997-98, p36. Back

23   ibid. Back


 
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