Foreign Countries (Import Restrictions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 19 April 1932.

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Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there are in existence any treaty provisions intended to prevent the imposition of surtaxes on British goods entering Tunis; and whether the recently imposed 15 per cent. surtax in Tunis is discriminatory?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

United Kingdom goods are entitled to most-favoured-nation treatment in Tunis by an exchange of Notes of 8th March, 1919, between His, Majesty's Government and the French Government. In the opinion of His Majesty's Government the surtax in question is discriminatory.

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider making representations in reference to this discriminatory tax?

Photo of Mr Walter Runciman Mr Walter Runciman , St Ives

We are already making representations to the French Government on the whole question of the 15 per cent. surtax, and communications are passing on the subject.

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there are in existence any treaty provisions to prevent the imposition of a 15 per cent. surtax on British goods entering Morocco?