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Tuesday, 3 May 1932


Mr GULLETT (Henty) (Minister for Trade and Customs) . - I move -

1.   That the Schedule to the Customs Tariff 1021-1930 he amended as hereunder set out, and that on and after the fourth day of May, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-two, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, reckoned according to standard time in the Territory for the Seat of Government, Duties of Customs be collected in pursuance of the Customs Tariff 1921-1930 as so amended (in lieu of the duties (specified in Tariff Proposals).

That in this Resolution " Tariff Proposals " means, the Customs Tariff Proposals introduced into the House of Representatives on the following dates, namely : - 25th February, 1932 (other than Proposals imposing Special Duty of Customs and Primage Duty) ; and 17th March, 1932.

That the Duties of Customs hereunder set out shall be deemed to bo an amendment of the Customs Tariff Proposals introduced into the House of Representatives on the 25th February, 1932, within the meaning of the second paragraph of the Resolution introduced into the House of Representatives on the 25th February, 1932, imposing a special duty of Customs.

That, excepting by mutual agreement or until after six months' notice has been given to the Government of the Dominion of New Zealand, nothing in this Resolution shall affect any goods the produce or manufacture of the Dominion of New Zealand entering the Commonwealth of Australia from the Dominion of New Zealand.

 

 

ifr. Gullett.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By omitting the whole of Prefatory Note (7) and inserting in its stead the following Prefatory Note :- " (7) Unless the Tariff otherwise provides or the Minister otherwise directs, any goods composed of two or more materials shall be deemed for the purpose of classification to be composed wholly of the material of chief value in the goods, provided that when the respective materials are of equal value the goods shall be deemed for the aforesaid purpose to be composed wholly of the material that would make the goods liable to the higher or highest rate of duty. " By adding a now Prefatory Note (11) as follows : - " (11) Whenever goods are composed of two or more separate articles, even though such articles are specifically mentioned in the Tariff, the Minister may classify the goods under such item or items as he directs."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr.Gullett.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ifr. Gullett.

 

 

These two tariff proposals contain only four alterations of duties - three reductions and one increase. They have been introduced primarily to facilitate the tariff debate which will take place almost immediately. I am not able to indicate the date of the debate, but it will be opened within a few sitting days.


Mr Gregory - Will that complete the consideration of the tariff in this House?







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