HC Deb 09 May 1932 vol 265 c1536

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the Surtax levied on British goods imported into South Africa is being applied also to Japan and other countries that have now left the Gold Standard; and what is the present total tariff rate in South Africa (including the Surtax) on cotton piece-goods from the United Kingdom and Japan, respectively?


The Surtax imposed from 24th March last on certain imports into the Union of South Africa applies to all countries. The exchange dumping duties apply to specified articles imported from the United Kingdom, Japan and a number of other countries that have left the Gold Standard. As the particulars asked for in the latter part of the question are long, I propose, with my hon. Friend's permission, to forward the information to him.