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Thursday, 7 May 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The Minister for Trade and Customs has supplied the following answers: -

1.   £203,512 (Australian currency).


3.   £6,080,381 (Australian currency = £4,854,596 sterling).

4.   £477,864 (sterling).

5.   51.6 per cent.

6.   The admission of Australian barley into Belgium and Belgian sheet glass into Australia is governed by a formal agreement concluded in November, 1934. The agreement is for an indefinite period, subject to termination at two months' notice from either side.

7.   The rates of duty on imported plain clear sheet glass are 2s. a 100 square feet (British preferential tariff), 4s. a 100 square feet (general tariff), which are equivalent, on the 1934-35 import values, to 8.5 per cent. ad valorem (British preferential tariff), 24.1 per cent, ad valorem (general tariff). Primage duty rate is 10per cent. ad valorem (British preferential and general tariffs). Exchange varies according to the country from which the glass is imported.

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