§ 37. Mr. OSWALD LEWIS
asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what the proposal is for an advance in the Australian tariff on boots, shoes and leather; and what will the percentage increase be upon prices of the above-mentioned goods produced in the United Kingdom for export to Australia?
§ Mr. GILLETT
The tariff revision proposals, which in accordance with the usual Australian practice are in force 602 pending confirmation by the Commonwealth Parliament, include an increase in the duty on leather boots and shoes, boot and shoe uppers and tops under the British Preferential Tariff from 35 per cent. to 45 per cent. ad valorem, i.e., an increase of 10 per cent. of the value of the goods. Duties under the general tariff are being raised simultaneously from 45 per cent. to 60 per cent. ad valorem. No change is proposed in the duty on unworked leather.