Mr. V ALLAN CE:
I have in my office a file in which there are two letters from an official of the department giving the time as three days. This is an importation of bulbs from Holland. The nearest customs office is in the city of Moose Jaw; the goods are destined for the town of Luseland and it is impossible for any firm in that community, importing goods of a perishable nature such as bulbs, to inspect them and get word back to the customs office in that length of time. The importer to whom I refer has asked the department for a refund of duty and so far he has been denied it. I got the file just the other day and I intend taking the matter up with the department. If the time limit is three days, as suggested by one of the officials of the department, it should be extended a little longer to give such importers an opportunity to have their customs duty refunded.