February 25, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Our total imports in 1930 were 8847,000,000, and in 1935 they had fallen to $304,000,000. What I should have added-I omitted it to save time-was the valuation of the articles that will be affected by the reduction. The eighty-six reductions in duty would have affected imports in 1930 amounting to $123,000,000, and in 1935 to $23,000,000. The seventy-nine bound to the present rates would have affected imports amounting to $66,000,000 in 1930, and $21,000,000 in 1935. The fifteen bound to the free list would have affected imports amounting to $62,000,000 in 1930 and $32,000,000 in 1935. In other words, the 180 commodities on which concessions have been granted would have affected imports to the amount of $251,000,000 in 1930, and to the amount of $76,000,000 in 1935.

Topic:   ANALYSIS OF CONCESSIONS GRANTED TO CANADA BASED ON UNITED STATES IMPORTS FROM CANADA-CALENDAK YEAR, 1929
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