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Import Duties, Nigeria

Volume 154: debated on Monday 22 May 1922

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in order to meet increasing expenditure in the Government, services of Nigeria, import duties have been raised still higher against the import of British manufactured goods; and upon how many articles these increased duties have been imposed?

The following alterations in the Nigerian import duties were brought into force as from 28th April, 1922, namely:—

  • (a) The existing ad valorem duties are raised from 12½ to 15 per cent.
  • (b) The following articles are included in the list of articles subject to the ad valorem rate of 15 per cent.: glassware, articles of brass, copper, and zinc manufacture, haberdashery, brooms and brushes, cordage and twine, candles, jewellery and plate, musical instruments, perfumery (other than perfumed spirits), tobacco pipes, prints and engravings, and toys and games.
  • (c) The imposition of a duty of 10 per cent, ad valorem upon. corrugated iron sheets.
  • (d) The imposition of a duty of 15 per cent. ad valorem on provisions which have hitherto been admitted free, viz., bread and biscuits, fish (other than fresh fish), flour, rice, provisions (other than fresh provisions), tea, and sugar.