Importation of Fruit.
[per press association.] Wellington, May 21. A deputation from the auctioneers waited on the Secretary of Customs today protesting against the increase of duty on fruit. Hitherto importers have paid—on oranges, 5s per case ; lemons, 7s ; apples, 4s ; and the Customs now propose to increase duties as follows:— Oranges, 10s; lemons, 12s ; apples, Bs. After discussion, it was arranged that importers should summit returns of their sales for the last six months to' the Customs, and that in future duty should be paid on the actual values realised during that period.
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Importation of Fruit., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 22 May 1890
Importation of Fruit. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2436, 22 May 1890
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