HC Deb 01 July 1898 vol 60 cc783-4

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether in future editions of the Post Office Guide he will cause the fact that no duty is chargeable on Welsh books imported into the United States to be mentioned as one of the exceptions to the statement that all books and printed matter imported into the United States through the post, however small the value, are subject to a duty of 25 per cent, of that value?


The Postmaster General scarcely thinks it necessary to cause a special notification to be inserted in the Post Office Guide to the effect that Welsh books imported into the United States are not subject to Customs duties, as in section (c) of paragraph 7, on page 377 of the Guide, it is already stated that exemption from Customs duties is accorded to "works printed exclusively in any other than the English language."