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AUCKLAND, April 23. The Minister of Customs is of opinion that despite the fact that no revision of the Customs Tariff has taken plaeo since 1907, none will be placed before Parliament this year. He admitted that the present tariff is not entirely suitable to* the changed conditions that-have-occurred since tlie sehedues were framed. Various difficulties of classifications have arisen with the progress of * invention, and the operation of preferential schedules, especially during the war, is recognised as having pressed hardly upon merchants who have been unable to obtain goods from British sources owing to restrictions upon exportations. "From the point of view of progress this state of affairs, of course, could not be regarded as at all satisfactory," said the Hon*. A. M. Myers. He certainly thought, however, that when the leaders return a clear indication of the Government's policy should be stated in respect # of the trade industries which it i.s intended to support with protection duties within the Dominion^ so that proposed alterations to the schedules could be submitted to the House that would meet next year.

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TARIFF REVISION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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TARIFF REVISION Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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