You will no doubt have seen a copy of the official letter No. 56/544/16/48 of the 20th March which was sent from this Delegation to the Secretary-General of the United. Nations, informing him that it was proposed to apply Parts I, II and III of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade provisionally in respect of the Mandated Territory of Palestine in accordance with paragraph 2 of the Protocol of Provisional Application of the Agreement.
2. I now enclose for the information of the Commission a copy of an Order and by the High Commissioner in Council under Section 5 of the Customs, Tariff and Exception Ordinance, 1937, giving effect in Palestine to these tariff amendments which were brought into force on the 25th March, 1948.
Clerk to the Executive Council.