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Tuesday, 27 April 1971


Senator COTTON - The Minister for Trade and Industry has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Most primary products are subject to tariffs on importation into Australia. Consequently most Australian primary industries may be said to receive some degree of tariff protection. Two major exceptions are raw wool and timber logs.

Primary industries which receive tariff protection at varying levels include the following:

Meat Industry

Poultry Industry

Fishing Industry

Dairying Industry

Honey Industry

Vegetables (both fresh and processed) Industry

Fruit Industry

Milling Industry

Cereal Grains Industry

Vegetable Oils Industry

Tobacco Industry

Saw-milling Industry

The rates of duty applicable to imports of the commodities produced by the industries listed above are set out in chapters 1 to 24 inclusive and in part of chapters 44 and 55 of the Customs Tariff. These duties occupy some 200 pages of the Tariff, a copy of which is available for inspection in the Parliamentary Library.







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