HC Deb 12 April 1927 vol 205 c160

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, under the proposed new French tariff, British goods will be liable to the general tariff or to the minimum tariff; and if he can state under what conditions these two tariffs apply respectively?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

British goods are dutiable on importation into France at the lowest rates applicable to any foreign goods, by virtue of a, French law of 1882, which I have no reason to suppose there is any intention of modifying. The conditions governing the application of the general minimum and intermediate tariffs in France are set out in Articles 14–19 of the Decree of 28th December last codifying the Customs law, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.