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MINISTER FOR

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NoM42 Date 8 A p r i l 1982

NEWS RELEASE THE HON. TONY STREET, M.P.

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FALKLAND ISLANDS

The M i n i s t e r f o r Foreign A f f a i r s / the Hon. Tony

S t r e e t MP/ announced today t h a t in response to A r g e n t i n a ' s

armed aggression the Government had decided to ban a l l imports

from Ar g e n ti n a from the time of t h i s announcement. "These ·

bans w i l l not apply to goods a l r e a d y on the water or covered

by e x i s t i n g c o n t r a c t s . EFIC cover w i l l no longer be a v a i l a b l e

f o r new commitments. Although ot h e r c o u n t r i e s have announced

the ban on the sa le of arms and the c e s s a t io n of c r e d i t

f a c i l i t i e s f o r e x p o r t s / these measures do not a r i s e in

A u s t r a l i a ' s case/ but we support t h e i r purpo ses "/ Mr S t r e e t

s a i d . ·