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Thursday, 16 November 1939

Mr Lazzarini i asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

What protection, if any, by way ofcustoms duties is afforded to the products of the Commonwealth Boiling Mills, PortKembla?

Mr JOHN LAWSON (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Imported iron and steel sheets similar to those produced by the CommonwealthRoiling Mills, Port Kembla, are provided for under tariff item 136 (d) under which the following rates of duty are operative: - British preferential tariff - 15 per cent. ad valorem, provided the duty shall not exceed £28s. a ton; intermediate tariff - 15 per cent. ad valorem, plus £3 10s. a ton; general tariff - 27½ per cent. ad valorem, plus £3 10s. a ton.

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