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Customs fir Excise Information Bulletin

Issued by authority of the Minister for Customs and Excise

No.71/35

CUSTOMS CHEMIST AWARDED JAPANESE SCHOLARSHIP

Mr Trevor Wilson, 30, a chemist with the Narcotic Drug Unit of the Department of Customs and Excise in Melbourne, has been awarded a Japanese Government Research Award for Foreign Specialists.

Mr Wilson, who is an expert on the identification of illicit drugs, will be attached to the National Police Agency- of Japan. Under the terms of the scholarship, which is administered by the Science and Technology Agency of the Government of Japan, he will spend seven months carrying out research at the National Research Institute of Police Science

in Tokyo.

He will leave Australia for Japan later this month.

DUMPING INVESTIGATION

Australian producers have sought assistance under the Dumping and Subsidies Act against imports of :

Grass and clover seeds for sowing.

The Department has commenced dumping enquiries and the official notification will appear in the Commonwealth Gazette of 10 December 1971. .

The purpose of the notification is to give wide publicity to the fact that the Department is conducting dumping investigations.

The possibility of dumping duties becoming payable subsequently with retrospective effect should not be overlooked.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TELEPHONE MR J . COSGRAVE 730414 EXT. 4 20 (OFFICE) OR 542769 (HOME)

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IMPORT DUTY AND BOUNTY ENTITLEMENT ON CERTAIN V0RK BOOKS

It was notified last month that having regard to a decision of the Customs Co-operation Council the appropriate tariff classification of certain work books was item 48.18. As such they were dutiable at 57j per cent General Tariff.

The level of duties appropriate to such books has been examined and it has been determined that such a rate of duty is inappropriate to books which are, in effect, extensions of conventional text books.

Accordingly, a Substitute Notice, operating from 9 November 1971 has been gazetted making such work books a substitute for ordinary text books and thus free of import duty. They will qualify for.bounty if printed in Australia subject to the usual

conditions governing the grant of bounty.:

The matter will be reviewed when the Tariff Board has presented its report on Printed Books and other Products of the Printing Industry and the Government has taken a decision on the subject.

CANBERRA, A.C.T.,

10 December 1971

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TELEPHONE MR J . COSGRAVE 730414 EXT. 4 20 (OFFICE) OR 542769 (HOME)