Special Agents Series Volume 216-217

Special Agents Series Volume 216-217

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the bill has been considered by the full cabinet it is laid on the table of Parliament by the Minister of Trade and Customs. The moment it reaches the table collectors begin assessing duties at the rates it prescribes, and if Parliament subsequently lowers any rate the importer has to apply for a rebate of the amount he has paid in the meantime in excess of the rate finally adopted. The tariff of 1914 was never actually enacted into law by Parliament, but a validation act was passed in 1917 legalizing the collections which had been made under it. The tariff of 1921 was introduced in March, 1920, and became effective on intro duction. It was not debated by Parliament until over a year had passed, and not finally passed by Parliament until December 16,1921, a year and ten months after its introduction. During that time about 50,000,000 in customs duties had been collected under the increased rates provided by the bill. The Australian tariff applies to Papua, an Australian possession, but not to New Guinea (former German possession), which is mandated to Australia by the League of Nations. Under date of January 23,1922, the American consulate general in Melbourne reported that a new schedule of import and export duties had been levied by the Commonwealth Government for the mandated territory. Dutiable import goods under this schedule pay duties in general about as under the German administration, with marks converted into sterling at par, except that the list of free commodities has been somewhat increased, principally by the addition of building materials. Export duties are imposed on copra, trepang, tortoise shell, mother-of-pearl, bird-of-paradise feathers, and crown pigeons (a beautiful bird of the pigeon family, about the size of...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959760
  • 9781236959768