§ 54. Mr. Swingler
asked the President of the Board of Trade what tariffs on film imports are at present maintained by the countries of the Common Market; what common external tariff in this respect is being proposed; and how this compares with the present level of British tariffs on film imports.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The following is the informationFor most 35 mm. developed film the present rates of duty on imports from outside the Common Market are, per 100 metres:
The Common External Tariff is 5 units of account per 100 metres, which is equivalent to about 1 2/7d. per foot, as compared with the present full rate in the British tariff of 1d. per foot.
- Benelux: 12.71 florins;
- France: 7.66–8.73 new francs;
- Germany: 18 Deutschemarks; and
- Italy: 4–5.23 dollars.