Handbook to the Tariff Question

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Free Trade Union, 1908 - Free trade - 206 pages

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Page 40 - But vessels receiving the benefit of this section shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United States more than two months in any one year except upon the.
Page 40 - Treasury may prescribe; and upon proof that such materials have been used for such purposes, no duty shall be paid thereon. But vessels receiving the benefit of this section shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United States...
Page 163 - That with a view, however, to promoting the increase of trade within the Empire, it is desirable that those Colonies which have not already adopted such a policy should, as far as their circumstances permit, give substantial preferential treatment to the products and manufactures of the United Kingdom.
Page 161 - That this Conference records its belief in the advisability of a Customs' arrangement between Great Britain and her Colonies by which trade within the Empire may be placed on a more favourable footing than that which is carried on with foreign countries...
Page 162 - Conference : — (1) That this Conference recognises that the principle of Preferential Trade between the United Kingdom and His Majesty's dominions beyond the seas would stimulate and facilitate mutual commercial intercourse, and would, by promoting the development of the resources and industries of the several parts, strengthen the Empire.
Page 194 - Well, I express again my own opinion when I say that there is not the slightest chance that in any reasonable time this country or the Parliament of this country would adopt so one-sided an agreement. The foreign trade of this country is so large, and the foreign trade of the Colonies is comparatively so small, that a small preference given to us upon that foreign trade by the Colonies would make so trifling a difference — would be so small a benefit to the total volume of our trade — that I...
Page 177 - That the Prime Ministers of the Colonies respectfully urge on His Majesty's Government the expediency of granting in the United Kingdom preferential treatment to the products and manufactures of the Colonies, either by exemption from or reduction of duties now or hereafter imposed.
Page 194 - My remark is this, we in our colonial policy, as fast as we acquire new territory and develop it, develop it as trustees of civilization for the commerce of the world.
Page 88 - ... of the burden being thrown permanently on the foreign producer. 4. To the statement that a tax on food will raise the price of food, it is not a valid reply that this result may possibly in fact not follow. When we say that an import duty raises price, we mean, of course, unless its effect is overborne by other causes operating at the same time in the other direction. Or in other words, we mean that in consequence of the import duty the price is generally higher by the amount of the duty than...
Page 88 - It is not true that an increase of imports involved the diminished employment of workmen in the importing country. The statement is universally rejected by those who have thought about the subject, and is completely refuted by experience. 2. It is very improbable that a tax on food imported into the United Kingdom would result in an equivalent — or more than equivalent — rise in wages. The result which may be anticipated as a direct consequence of the tax is a lowering of the real remuneration...

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