HC Deb 17 November 1938 vol 341 cc1074-5W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps are being taken to place British exporters to Canada on equal terms with Canadian exporters to Britain whereby Canadian exporters do not have to declare the home market value for duty purposes, while British exporters are made to declare home market value?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

Imports into Canada are assessed for duty purposes on value in the home market of the exporter, whereas in this country imports are assessed on their landed value. The system of valuation adopted is a matter entirely for the country concerned; and I do not think that any practical purpose would be served by representations to the Government of Canada on this subject by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.