March 15, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

Hitherto there has been no separate classification for this article. The United States rate is 10 per cent, and the reason for the change is that provision is made under their statute for a duty equal to that imposed by any other country against the United States product; for example, under the old rates, their tariff on the Canadian product would be 25 per cent. We are reducing our rate, and the United States rate will be reduced correspondingly upon our product going into their market.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. CAHAN
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