HC Deb 21 June 1933 vol 279 c760
46. Mr. WHITE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it has now been possible to make arrangements whereby Canadian wheat exported via the United States ports shall be entitled to the benefit of the preferential duty?


Under the Ottawa Agreements Act, 1932, Canadian wheat which is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to have been consigned to the United Kingdom from a part of the British Empire is admitted free of duty and the fact that such wheat passes through United States ports en route to this country does not bar the wheat from preference. There has been no change in this respect but certain of the trade interests affected have recently had discussions with the Customs Department during which the types of evidence that could be accepted by the Customs as showing that such wheat was consigned to this country from Canada were fully explained.