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Friday, 11 September 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The Minister for Trade and Customs supplies the following answer : -

As far as British chassis are concerned the action taken on the 22nd May. 1936, abolished the 10 per cent. primage duty. At the same time a specific rate duty of . 7d. per lb. was imposed on all chassis to provide funds for the encouragement of manufacture in Australia. The nut result of the changes made so far as British chassis are concerned is a reduction of duty.

The information desired by the honorable senator showing the increased duty payable on the six leading American chassis cannot be furnished, as to' do so would be to disclose the business of individual importers.

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