§ Mr. MACMASTER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can state how the Newfoundland export trade, which is principally fish, will be affected in the markets both of Canada and the United States by the reciprocity agreement between those two countries; and whether any negotiations are in progress for reciprocal arrangements between Newfoundland and the United States to secure for Newfoundland the entry of her fish upon the same footing as Canadian fish?
Any reduction in the duties on imports into Canada from the United States of America will apply also to imports from Newfoundland. Nothing
Description of Fish Imports from United Kingdom. Imports from Canada. Imports from New foundland and Labrador Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value. Quantity. Value. Fish, fresh— Lbs. £ Lbs. £ Lbs. £ Salmon — — 680,057 15,519 250 5 All other * 2,751 * 321,487 * 624 Fish, cured or preserved— Anchovies and Sardines, packed in oil or otherwise * 18,081 * 214 — — Cod, Haddock, Hake and Pollock, dried, smoked, salted or pickled 9,347 139 18,449,875 148,842 6,696,398 53,078 Herring— Dried or smoked 2,815 41 211,353 1,226 — — Pickled or salted 25,294,544 182,916 3,310,166 13,112 740,349 2,036 Mackerel, pickled or salted 11,388,030 123,847 5,945,788 50,763 274,200 2,486 Salmon, pickled or salted — — 681,013 13,715 — — All other * 84,250 * 57,749 * 148 Lobsters, canned or uncanned 12,757 591 8,791,562 242,513 8,514 509 Shrimps and other shell fish, and turtles * 268 * 16,803 — — Fish, sounds 33,869 1,558 109,731 6,012 — — * Quantity not stated.
The Hon. Member will find the remainder of the information he requires in the Paper Cd. 5537, issued last week.1692W
in the agreement affects the duties chargeable in the United States of America on fish and other articles imported from Newfoundland. It is not possible for me to forecast the effect of the agreement on the export trade of Newfoundland. The question of reciprocal trade arrangements between Newfoundland and the United States of America has been recently discussed, but no negotiations are at present in progress.
Mr. PIKE PEASE
asked the President of the Board of Trade how much of each class of fish is imported into the United States from the United Kingdom and from Canada; what is the present duty in each ease; what will be the duty under the proposed trade arrangement between Canada and the United States; and the corresponding figures for Newfoundland fish entering the United States?
The following is a statement showing for the year ended 30tb June, 1909, the quantity and value of the undermentioned descriptions of fish imported into the United States from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Newfoundland (including Labrador) respectively:—1693W
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value during the years 1908 and 1909 of the exports of goods wholly or mainly manufactured from the United Kingdom to Canada and the Argentine, respectively; what duties are levied by Canada and the Argentine on agricultural implements and locomotive engines imported from the United Kingdom; and what has been the value of the imports of food and drink
A—DUTIES ON IMPORTATION INTO CANADA. Articles. Rates of Duty under British Preferential Tariff. Shovels and spades of iron or steel; shovel and spade blanks and iron or steel cut to shape for same; also lawn mowers, including horse lawn-mowers 20 per cent., ad valorem. Axes, scythes, sickles or reaping hooks, hay or straw knives, edging knives, hoes, rakes (except horse-rakes), pronged forks 15 per cent., ad valorem. All other agricultural implements 15 per cent., ad valorem. Implements in use by settlers for at least six months before their arrival in Canada (exclusive of machinery or articles imported for use as a contractor's outfit, of implements moved by mechanical power and for use in any manufacturing establishment, or for sale), provided that they are imported with the settler on his first arrival, and are not sold or otherwise disposed of, without payment of duty, until after twelve months actual use in Canada Free. Cream separators (and steel bowls for cream separators) Free. Milking machines 15 per cent., ad valorem. Cultivators, ploughs, harrows, horse-rakes, seed drills, manure spreaders, weeders, and windmills, and complete parts thereof, not including shafting 12½ per cent., ad valorem. Mowing machines, harvesters, self-binding or without binders, binding attachments, reapers, and complete parts thereof, not including shafting 12½ per cent., ad valorem. Hay loaders, potato diggers, fodder or feed cutters, grain crushers, fanning mills, hay tedders, farm, road or field rollers, posthole diggers, snaths 15 per cent., ad valorem. Portable engines with boilers, in combination, horse powers and traction engines, for farm purposes (including gasoline traction engines), windstackers and threshing machine separators, including baggers, weighers and self-feeders therefor, and finished parts thereof for repairs 15 per cent., ad valorem. Finished parts of iron or steel for repairs of portable engines for farm purposes 15 per cent., ad valorem. (NOTE.—Machines or parts of machines, valued at not less than 45s. 1⅓d. exported for repairs, may be entered for duty at the value of such repairs if identified upon re-importation within one year.) Locomotives, etc.—Locomotives and car wheel tires of steel in the rough Free. Locomotives for railways and tramways 22½ per cent., ad valorem.
NOTE.—In order that the above articles may be entitled to the benefits of to the British Preferential Tariff, they must be the manufacture of the United Kingdom or certain British Possessios, and imported direct from some British country into Canada.1694W
during the same two years from Canada and the Argentine?
The following is a statement showing the rates of Customs duty at present leviable on various descriptions of agricultural implements and machinery and on locomotive engines of United Kingdom manufacture on importation into Canada and Argentina respectively:—1695W
B—DUTIES ON IMPORTATION INTO ARGENTINA. Tariff Classification. Tariff Rates of Duty. English Equivalents. Shovels— Pesos. Cents. £ s. d. Without handle Kilog. 0 04.05 Cwt. 0 8 2¾ With handle Kilog. 0 04.86 Cwt 0 9 10½ Rakes— Iron, with or without handle Kilog. 0 05.40 Cwt 0 10 11¾ Horse rakes, all kinds Each 1 00. Each 0 4 0 Hoes, of iron or in combination with steel, without handles, all kinds Kilog. 0 04.05 Cwt. 0 8 2¾ Pitchforks of iron, of any kind, with or without handles Kilog. 0 05.40 Cwt. 0 10 11¾ Ploughs— Of unpolished iron, common quality, including extra ploughshare Each 0 15 Each 0 0 7½ Of steel or polished iron, with one ploughshare, with or without coulter (cuchilla), including extra ploughshare Each 0 30 Each 0 1 2½ Of steel or polished iron, with or without coulter, with one or more ploughshares, mounted on wheels, including spare ploughshares Each 1 50 Each 0 6 0 Ploughshares— Of cast or wrought iron, unpolished Kilog. 0 00.50 Cwt. 0 1 0¼ Of polished iron or steel Kilog. 0 01.50 Cwt 0 3 0½ Spare parts for ploughs, all kinds, of wrought iron or steel Kilog. 0 00.75 Cwt 0 1 6¼ Harrows Each 0 40 Each 0 1 7¼ Machines for reaping, binding or gleaning, with or without motor, platform, covers or tarpaulins, and spare parts thereof Free Free. Machines for steam hulling, with or without motor, tarpaulins or covers, and spare parts thereof Free Free Machines for threshing by animal or steam power, with or without motor, tarpaulins or covers, and spare parts for same Free Free Machines for ginning cotton Free Free Machines for sowing by hand, and similar machines for fitting to ploughs Each 0 10 Each 0 0 4¾ Machines for sowing on wheels Each 1 50 Each 0 6 0 Winnowers Each 5 40 Each 1 0 7 Machines and spare parts thereof, all kinds, not separately mentioned in the Argentine Tariff— Up to 500 kilogrammes Kilog. (gross weight) 0 01.50 Cwt. (gross weight) 0 3 0½ Of more than 500 kilogs., up to 1,000 kilogs Kilog. (gross weight) 0 01 Cwt. (gross weight) 0 2 0½ Of more than 1,000 kilogs Kilog. (gross weight) 0 00.75 Cwt. (gross weight) 0 1 6¼ Locomotive motors, detached Each 50 00 Each 10 0 0 Locomotive and spare parts thereof Free. Free.
§ Mr. HUNT
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that of the 102 items on which the duties would be lowered for goods entering Canada from the United States under the proposed reciprocal agreement, seventy-two are items in which British preference is lowered, and thirty are items in which British preference is 1696W wiped out; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
I would refer the hon. Members to the Return Cd. 5537, issued on Thursday last, giving full particulars of the changes of duty which would result from the adoption of the proposed agreement.