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Tuesday, 6 December 1938


Mr PERKINS (Eden) (Monaro- Minister for Trade and Customs) . - As I explained when introducing this tariff proposal on the 17th November, the amendment of Tariff Item 334(c) (1) is complementary to the Newsprinting Paper Bounty Bill. The amendment provides for the imposition of the following additional rates of duty on unglazed newsprinting paper in rolls, namely : - 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.

The additional rates will be imposed on a date to be proclaimed, concurrently with proclaiming of the operation of the bounty act. On present indications, the proclamation will not be issued until at least twelve months from now, and, even then, these duties will apply only when the imported cost falls below £15 a ton. If the duties come into operation the amount of the duty a ton will automatically be deducted from the rate of bounty.

Item agreed to.

Preliminary paragraphs.







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