§ Mr. MONTAGU
Should notice of the adhesion of India to the Treaty be given in accordance with Article 26 within the period of two years, Indian imports into Japan will enjoy most-favoured-nation treatment, including admission to the rates of duties specified in Part I. of the Schedule, so long as the Treaty continues operative as between Japan and India.
§ Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, for the convenience of British traders, he will forthwith lay upon the Table of the House a detailed list showing the new rates of tariff upon all British imports into Japan as compared with the rates levied upon the identical articles prior to the Treaty of 1911?
The following is a statement showing in English equivalents the rates of duty on certain articles which admit of exact comparison under the existing Japanese Tariff, the new Japanese Statutory Tariff, and the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of 1911, respectively:—
Tariff Classification. Approximate Equivalents of Rates of Duty. Present. Under new Japanese Statutory Tariff. Under the new Anglo Japanese Treaty. Paints— Per cwt. Per cwt. Per cwt. (4) Other: s. d. s. d. s. d. A. Each weighing not more than 6 kilogs, including the weight of the receptacle 2 3* 11 1 7 4 B. Other 30% ad val.† 8 7 5 8 Linen yarns— Per lb. Per lb. Per lb. (1) Single: d. d. d. A. Gray 1.21 2.0 1.6 B. Other 1.21 2.1 1.7 Tissues of cotton Tissues of wool, and mixed tissues of? wool and cotton, of wool and silk, or of wool, cotton and silk Comparison impossible owing to change of classification and basis of duties. Iron (including steel)— (1) In lumps, ingots, blooms, billets and Slabs: Per ton. Per ton. Per ton. £ s. d. £ s d. £ s d. A. Pig iron 0 2 10½ 0 3 5½ 0 2 10½ (4) Plates and sheets— A. Not coated with metals: A-3. Other: (a) Not exceeding 0.7 m.m. in thickness. 0 10 3‡ 0 13 10 0 10 4½ 7½% ad val.§ B. Coated with base metals— B-1. Tinned (tinned iron sheets and tinned steel sheets): (a) Ordinary 1 3 11‡ 1 11 ½ 1 4 2½ 10% ad val.§ B-2. Galvanised (corrugated or not). 1 5 7‡ 3 9 2 2 1 6 10% ad val.§ * Paints in oils. †O he Paints not otherwise provided for. ‡ Of iron and mild steel. § Of steel (other than mild steel).