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Australian Tariffs

Volume 236: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what amount of duty is charged on English pig-iron, iron sheets and plates, and steel rails, respectively, entering Australia; and how this compares with the duty on similar foreign articles entering Australia?

The following statement shows the rates of duty levied in Australia on imports of pig-iron, iron and steel plates and sheets and steel rails of United Kingdom and of foreign origin under the Preferential and General Tariffs respectively:months, and the purposes for which this timber is mainly used?

The table appended gives such information as is available regarding the character as well as the quantity and value of the wood and timber imported from the Soviet Union (Russia) during the six months ended

Description.Unit of Quantity.Quantities.Declared Value.
OakCubic feet97,31732,558
Soft (Fir, Pine, Spruce, etc.)Loads134,274253,087
OakCubic feet102,38333,692
Other sortsCubic feet3,648589
Deals, Planks and BattensLoads739,5803,490,997
Boards (not planed or dressed)Loads485,4872,265,162
Other sortsLoads88,663276,031
Planed or Dressed:
Other sortsLoads2651,211
Other descriptions:
Pitprops or PitwoodLoads327,402778,236
Staves of all dimensionsLoads6,66361,367
Sleepers of all kindsLoads68,038294,260
Veneers and Panel WoodLoads160
NOTE.—The above figures are provisional.