Mr. HENDERSON asked :
What, discriminating duties does Germany now impose upon the following Canadian imports, viz.: Apples, butter, barley, beans, buckwheat, clover seed, oats, pease, rye, wheat and agricultural implements ?
The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W.
S. Fielding). I think the expression 'discriminating duties ' in the question is apt to be misleading. I do not think it would be correct to state that there are discriminating duties in Germany against Canadian products. Germany has two tariffs; one of a favoured character which is extended to countries having treaties with Germany ; the other applies to the countries with which Germany has no treaties. Canada having no treaty with Germany, her goods are made subject to the higher tariff, but there is no specific discrimination against Canada.
Subtopic: GERMAN DUTIES ON IMPORTS FROM CANADA.