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Thursday, 28 April 1932

Mr PROWSE (FORREST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I draw the attention of the Minister for Trade and Customs to the following cablegram published in the newspapers: -


Effect on Apple Trade.

London, 10th March.

The Australian Press Association learns that the German super-tariff is likely to have a crushing effect on the Australian apple trade. The new tariff amounts to 11.85 marks per case, compared with the old rate of 2.95 marks. Importers suggest that Mr. Lyons should open negotiations with Germany, as Poland, which is similarly affected, has already done.

The German Minister for Commerce has emphasized that the super-tariff is merely for discretionary use, to meet other discriminatory tariffs. It will he held in reserve to enable Germany to exercise pressure in any negotiations which may be necessary in the near future.

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