HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 c888W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that British cement manufacturers and other British traders pay an ad valorem duty of 8 per cent. in respect of goods sent to the Sudan, whereas cement and other goods sent from Egypt to the Sudan are exempt from tariff duty; and whether, having regard to the large sums provided by Great Britain in connection with the government of the Sudan, he will see that this unfair discrimination against British goods as compared to Egyptian goods is discontinued?


I am aware that the import duties are as stated. The duty-free admission of goods of Egyptian origin to which my hon. Friend refers results from the Anglo-Egyptian Agreement of 1899, which established the condominium over the Sudan.