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Japanese Binoculars

Volume 648: debated on Wednesday 8 November 1961

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asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent binoculars manufactured in Japan may be imported into Great Britain; and what rates of duty and Purchase Tax are levied on such imports.

Binoculars are imported from Japan under quota arrangements; the quota for the period from 1st April, 1960, to 30th September, 1961, was £30,000. Arrangements for the next licensing period are still under negotiation. There is an import duty of 50 per ad valorem on these binoculars, but no Purchase Tax.