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Thursday, 17 March 1932

Mr GULLETT (Henty) (Minister for Trade and Customs) . - I move-

That the Schedule to the Customs Tariff 1921-1930 as proposed to be amended by Customs Tariff Proposals introduced into the House of Representatives on the twenty-fifth day of February, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-two, be further amended as hereunder set out, and that on and after the eighteenth day of March, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-two, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, reckoned according to standard time in the Territory for the Seat of Government, Duties of Customs be collected in pursuance of the Customs Tariff 1921-1930 as so amended.

That, excepting by mutual agreement or until after six months' notice has been given to the Government of the Dominion of New Zealand, nothing in this Resolution shall affect any goods the produce or manufacture of the Dominion of New Zealand entering the Commonwealth of Australia from the Dominion of New Zealand.


This is an alteration of the tariff dealing with duties on cotton yarns n.e.i., and its effect is to impose a duty of 3d. under the general schedule upon all kinds of yarn. The alteration has been made because of the sharp variation of exchange rates between Australia and certain foreign countries. These rates have varied considerably since I tabled my previous resolution, and it has, therefore, been deemed advisable to afford extra protection to cotton yarns to the extent of 3d. per lb. The British duties remain the same.

Progress reported.

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