UNITED KINGDOM--NEWFOUNDLAND AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED AT THE IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE, OTTAWA, 1932. (continued)
As regards eggs, poultry, butter, cheese
and other milk products, free entry for produce of Newfoundland will be continued
for three years certain. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, however,
reserve to themselves the right, after the expiration of the three years, if they
consider it necessary in the interests of the United Kingdom producer to do so, to
review the basis of preference, so far as relates to the articles enumerated, and,
after notifying His Majesty's Government in Newfoundland either to impose a
preferential duty on produce of Newfoundland, whilst maintaining existing
preferential margins, or, in consultation with the Newfoundland Government, to
bring such produce within any system which may be put into operation for the
quantitative regulation of supplies from all sources in the United Kingdom
Cod-liver oil ...................................... 1s. 4d. per gallon.
Chilled or frozen salmon .................. 1½d. per lb.
(References are to the current
Newfoundland Customs Tariff.)
The margin of preference to be granted
will be 10 per cent. ad valorem in each case, except in the cases marked*, where
His Majesty's Government in Newfoundland reserve the right to grant a lesser margin
of preference if the grant of a preference of 10 per cent. ad valorem would
involve loss of revenue.
(1) Article 61. Lard for manufacturing.
(2) Article 61. Lard compound, lard, etc.
(3) Article 72. Confectionary costing less than 18¢ per lb. and
(4) Article 72. Confectionary costing 18¢ per lb. and over.
(5) Article 72. Confectionary to be sold bona fide in bars and
packages retailed at 5¢.
(NOTE.--The preference on items (3), (4) and (5)
applies to the ad valorem part of the duty and
not to the specific part.)
(6) Article 101. Linseed or flaxseed oil, etc.
(7) Article 138. Iron and steel railway bars, wheels, etc.
(8) Article 140. Iron or steel pipe fittings and steel wire.
(9) Article 157. Mild steel, etc., N.E.S.
(10) Article 161. Manufactures of brass and bronze, N.E.S., etc.
(11) Article 168. Tin, babbit metal, solder, etc.
(12) Article 176. Saws, axes, adzes, hammers and tools of all
(13) Article 177 (b). *Hardware, cutlery, etc.
(14) Article 177 (c). *Skates, safes and doors, flat irons, etc.
(15) Article 177 (d). *Lamps, Lanterns, gas and oil stoves, etc.
(16) Article 177 (e). *Hardware: Builders' hinges, hardware,
(17) Article 180. *Agate, enamelled and steel hollow-ware, etc.
(18) Article 187. Electric motors and generators, electric lamps,
(19) Article 194. *Hand and power machinery costing up to $100.
(20) Article 195. Hand and power machinery costing over $100.
(21) Article 196. Office and domestic machinery, typewriters,
(22) Article 197. Wood-working machinery, radiators, etc.
(23) Article 200. Machinery: Fish presses, winches, etc.
(24) Article 201. Special machinery for manufacturers costing
not less than $300.
(25) Article 198. *Machinery and parts of machinery, N.E.S.
(including tools for drilling, piercing, tapping
and reaming work).
(26) Article 222. *Manufactures of cotton, quilts, sheets, towels,
gloves, hosiery of cotton, cretonnes, etc.
(27) Article 222 (a). Manufactures of cotton, piece-goods of
cotton, Italian cloth, coat linings, etc.
(28) Article 224. *Manufactures of wool, viz., wool hosiery,
gloves, blankets, knitted shirts, sweaters,
(29) Article 224 (a). Manufactures of wool, piece-goods of
flannels, serges, cashmeres, tweed, cloths,
(30) Article 228. *Linen manufactures: Linen damask, stair
(31) Article 231. *Piece-goods: Velvets and silks in the piece--
not made up.
(32) Article 230. Cotton sewing thread, buttons, needles, etc.
(33) Article 231 (a). *Manufactures of velvets and silks.
(34) Article 229. Haberdashery: Flowers, ribbons, corsets, laces,
(35) Article 233. Ready-mades, clothing of all kinds, collars and
(36) Article 236. *Leather boots and shoes.
(37) Article 239. *Hats and caps.
(38) Article 242. Acetic acid, medicines, etc.
(39) Article 243. Dye-stuffs.
(40) Article 246. Painters, colours, varnishes, putty, etc.
(41) Article 247. Sole leather in the hide or side.
(42) Article 247. All other upper leathers, N.E.S.
(43) Article 251. Leather belting.
(44) Article 257. Printing paper for printers.
(45) Article 258. Printing parer, N.E.S., toilet and writing paper,
paper bags, unprinted.
(46) Article 262. Firearms, guns, rifles, cartridges, cases, etc.
(47) Article 266. Knife brick and polish od all kinds.
(48) Article 273. Automobiles or motor cars.
(49) Article 273. Rubber tyres and tubes.
(50) Article 277. Cordage of all kinds, N.E.S.
(51) Article 279. Stoppers of all kinds.
(52) Article 282. Fancy-wares.
(53) Article 285. Matches.
(54) Article 290. Musical instruments.
(55) Article 292. Oilcloth, linoleum, etc.
(56) Article 294. Perfumery, hair oil, tooth and other powders.
(57) Article 300. Soap.
(58) Article 306 (a). Stationary, erasing rubbers, pens, pencils,
(59) Article 306 (d). Printed music.
(60) Article 307. Toys, dolls, sleds, games, etc.
(61) Article 205. Mining equipment, dynamite, etc.
Margin of Preference.
|Coffee, green, roasted, or ground ..............
Fruit: Oranges, lemons, etc. .....................
Coconut, desiccated, sweetened, or not ....
Vegetables, raw: viz., tomatoes .................
| 2¢ per lb.|
10 per cent. ad valorem.
4¢ per lb.
4¢ per lb.
20 per cent. ad valorem.
Copy of correspondence between Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Alderdice regarding the use of Newfoundland Wabana Iron Ore in the United Kingdom.
Ottawa, August 18, 1932.
Dear Prime Minister,
MY colleagues and I recognise that an
arrangement between the interests concerned for the importation into the United
Kingdom of a substantial quantity of Wabana iron ore is of paramount importance
to the economic life of Newfoundland.
We therefore give you our assurance, on
behalf of our Government, that we shall regard the last paragraph of Article 9 of
the Agreement which is being concluded between His Majesty's Government in the
United Kingdom and His Majesty's Government in Newfoundland as entitling the
Government of Newfoundland to give us notice that they are unable to implement the
Agreement, other than Articles 4, 7, and 8 and Schedule E, on the ground that a
satisfactory arrangement between the interests concerned as regards the importation
of such ore into the United Kingdom has not been concluded.
In that event it is understood between us
that the Agreement, other than Articles 4, 7 and 8 and Schedule E, will be regarded
as at an end.
I shall be glad to learn from you at your
early convenience whether you concur that this correctly represents our
(Signed) STANLEY BALDWIN.
The Prime Minister of Newfoundland,
Room 340, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa.
Ottawa, August 18, 1932.
Dear Lord President,
I have received your letter of to-day's
date regarding the Agreement between our respective Governments and I agree with
you that your letter correctly represents the understanding between us.
(Signed) F.C. ALDERDICE.
The Right Hon. Stanley Baldwin, M.P.