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Wednesday, 30 November 1938

Mr.PERKINS (Eden-Monaro - Minister for Trade and Customs) [3.0].- I move -

That the Schedule to the Customs Tariff 1933-1938 as proposed to be amended by Customs Tariff Proposals be furtheramended as hereinafter set out, andthat on and after a date to be fixed by Proclamation at nine o'clock in the forenoon, reckoned according to standard time in the Australian Capital Territory, Duties of Customs becollected in pursuance of the Customs Tariff 1933-1938 asso amended.

That in this Resolution " Customs Tariff Proposals " means the Customs Tariff Proposals introduced into the House of Representatives on the following dates, namely : - 4th May, 1938 ; 21st September, 1938 ; and 17th November, 1938.





Import Duties - continued.


The tariff resolution is designed to give effect to the tariff changes in connexion with the trade agreement with Switzerland. The tariff proposals will operate on a dateto be fixed by proclamation. Deferment of the operation of the proposals until a date to be fixed by proclamation is adopted in order that Parliament may approve the trade agreement before the complementary tariff legislation is permitted to operate. This is in line with the practice instituted during 1936, when trade agreements with France, Belgium and Czechoslovakia were approved by this chamber. Honorable members will in the very near future have an opportunity to discuss these tariff proposals.

Progress reported.

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