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Tuesday, 29 November 1960

Mr McEWEN - I am aware that there is a feeling in poultry industry circles that Australian poultry farmers are exposed to severe competition from imported canned poultry products. The correct line of action - and this I have stated to those who have made representations to me - is that if it is felt that this industry is entitled to more tariff protection a request should be directed on an industry basis to me, as Minister for Trade and, on a prima facie case being established, the industry would be entitled to a Tariff Board inquiry, and would be accorded one.

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