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Thursday, 17 November 1938

Mr PERKINS (Eden) (Monaro - Minister for Trade and Customs) .- I move-

That the Schedule to the Customs Tariff 1933-1938 as proposed to be amended by the Customs Tariff Proposals be further amended as hereunder set out, and that on and after the eighteenth day of November, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, reckoned according to standard time in the Australian Capital Territory, Duties of Customs be collected in pursuance of the Customs Tariff 1933-1938 as so amended.

That in this Resolution " Customs Tariff Proposals " means the Customs Tariff Proposals introduced into the House of Representatives on the following dates, namely : - 4th May, 1938 ; and 21st September, 1938.


The resolution I have just introduced is complementary to the Newsprinting Paper Bounty Bill. It provides for the imposition of additional rates of duty on newsprinting paper of 5s. a ton when the imported cost is less than £15 a ton; 7s. 6d. a ton when the imported cost is less than £14 a ton ; and 10s. a ton when the imported cost is less than £13 a ton. These additional rates will be proclaimed at the same time as the Newsprinting Paper Bounty Actis proclaimed to come into operation, which will be at least twelve months hence, and even then these duties will apply only when the imported cost, falls below £15 a ton. Should the duties of 5s., 7s. 6d., or 10s. a ton operate during any month, a corresponding deduction will be made from the rate of bounty payable in respect of newsprint manufactured in Australia during that month.

Progress reported.

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