§ (a) EUROPEAN MARKETS.
§ In Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey there has been no change of Customs duties, though a consumption duty was imposed on cotton goods in Turkey in March, 1925, mostly at one-fifth of the rates of Customs duty. In Germany and the Netherlands the duties on cotton piece goods generally were increased by the Tariff revisions which came into operation on the 1st October, 1925, and the 1st July, 1925, respectively. Particulars of these increases follow:
§ (b) ASIATIC MARKETS.
§ In China a temporary surtax (for famine relief purposes) was imposed on all dutiable goods as from the 1st November last, the surtax being equal to one-tenth of the ordinary Customs duty. In Japan the duties on ordinary cotton piece goods were increased in March, 1925, owing to the lapse in that month of the Schedule to the Anglo-Japanese Commercial Treaty of 1911. Particulars of the increases of duties in Japan are here given.
§ In the Dutch East Indies, the other important Asiatic market, no Tariff changes have been made.
§ (c) MARKETS IN AFRICA.
§ No changes have been made in Egypt, Morocco or French West Africa, the three most important African markets for cotton piece goods.
§ (d) AMERICAN MARKETS.
§ No changes have been made in the Customs duties on cotton piece goods imported into the United States, Argentine Republic, Brazil, Chile, Colombia or Venezuela, but the Consular fee on shipments of all goods to Chile was increased from 1½ to 2 per cent. ad valorem towards the end of 1935.