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Wednesday, 30 November 1938

Mr JENNINGS (WATSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the attention of the Minister for Trade and Customs been drawn to the fact that local handkerchief manufacturers are perturbed at the 74 per cent, reduction of duty on handkerchiefs in the tariff schedule under the new Swiss trade agreement? In view of the fact that one Sydney firm alone has expended over £4,000 in new plant for embroidered handkerchiefs, can the Minister give an assurance that this new trade agreement will not unduly affect this Australian industry?

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