HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 c186

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether representations have been made to the Brazilian Government with reference to the rise of 400 per cent. Customs Duty on earthenware; and whether he is aware that this duty has already inflicted loss upon this industry in this country by stop ping all shipments actually made for the special Brazilian market?


Yes, Sir. His Majesty's Government have made representations to the Brazilian Government, and the latter have agreed to suspend the application of the new import duties on earthenware pending the revision by the Brazilian Congress of the new Budget Law. His Majesty's Government hope that the increases of duty will be either abandoned or else very substantially modified.

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