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Wednesday, 6 July 1921

Senator KEATING asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Upon what date was the bank rate of exchange substituted for the Mint pax rate in computing value for duty on goods imported from France and Italy?

2.   Since that date what amount has been repaid to importers, up to 30th June, 1921, as excess duty paid under the previous method of computation of value and calculation of duty?

3.   Has any time been fixed for the receipt of claims for refund of such excess duty?

4.   The amount of such claims in hand and yet unsettled?

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