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A/AC.21/UK/105
13 April 1948







13 April 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION
Communication Received from United Kingdom
Delegation Concerning Customs, Tariff and
Exemption Ordinance, 1937.




The following communication, concerning the provisional application of Parts I, II and III of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in respect of Palestine, has been received from Mr. J. Fletcher-Cooke of the United Kingdom Delegation.







UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Empire State Building
New York 1, N.Y.
12th April, 1948

My dear Bunche,

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.


Yours sincerely,
(Signed)
(J. Fletcher-Cooke)

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche
Principal Secretary to the United Nations
Palestine Commission,
United Nations,
Lake Success.







CUSTOMS TARIFF AND EXCEPTION ORDINANCE, 1937
ORDER BY THE HIGH COMMISSIONER IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 5.

______________

No. 24 of
1937.
IN EXERCISE of the powers vested in him by section 5 of the Customs Tariff and Exemption Ordinance, 1937, the High Commissioner in Council, with the approval of the Secretary of State, has ordered, and, it is hereby ordered, as follows:-
Citation1. This Order may be cited as the Customs Tariff and Exemption (Amendment of Schedule) Order (No. ____), 1947.
Amendment
of Schedule
to the
Ordinance.
2. The Schedule to the Ordinance shall be amended -,
(a) by the deletion of its 100, 531 and 532 appearing in Part I thereof and the substitution therefor of the following items respectively:-



Serial
No.
Description of Article
Unit
Rate of
Duty
Mils
100Champagne
(a) In bottle not exceeding 25 centilitres
Bottle
60
(b) In bottles exceeding 25 centilitres and not exceeding 40 centilitres
Bottle
90
(c) In bottles exceeding 40 centilitres and not exceeding 80 centilitres
Bottle
180
(d) In bottles exceeding 80 centilitres
Litre
240
531Hemp and Jute Thread
ad valorum
15%
532Linen Tissues and Manufactures, not elsewhere specified.
ad valorum
12%


Serial
No.
Description of Article
Unit
Rate of
Duty
Mils
531A
Flex and Linen Thread
ad valoum

(signed) J.V. PRUEN

Clerk to the Executive Council.


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