HC Deb 18 December 1928 vol 223 cc2781-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are respectively, the Brazilian and the Argentine import duties on piece goods of artificial silk and cotton and artificial silk and wool exported from the United Kingdom, and the approximate percentage on the value of such goods which those duties represent; and what were the exports from the United Kingdom of piece goods of artificial silk and cotton during the nine months ended 30th September, 1928, to Brazil and the Argentine Republic, respectively?


The tariff treatment in Brazil and Argentina of the goods referred to is very complicated, especially in the important case of piece goods of mixed cotton and artificial silk in Brazil, and it is, I am afraid, impossible from the statistics available to give any reliable estimate of the approximate average ad vaiorem incidence of these duties on goods of this kind exported from this country. I am given to understand, however, that duties on the goods in Brazil are lower than in the Argentine Republic, and, during the period mention A, 10,158,000 square yards of these goods, valued at £644,243, were exported to Brazil, and 728,000 square yards, valued at £60,354, to the Argentine Republic.

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