IMPORTS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND POLAND, VALUES FOP DUTY69
22. The Minister of National Revenue, referring to discussion at the meeting of May 22nd, 1952, recommended that a new directive be sent to customs officers, modifying the original directive concerning the establishment of values for duty of imports from Poland and Czechoslovakia and adding three items to the list of goods subject to valuation.
The new directive had been prepared because certain goods were corning from Poland and Czechoslovakia at values which appeared to be below the legal values provided by section 35 of the Customs Act and Poland and Czechoslovakia would not permit first hand verification in the place of origin. The items to be added to the list were toys, cut glassware and pencils. It had originally been planned also to add umbrellas but that was now considered to be unnecessary. The revised wording of the directive would put it in accord with Canadian obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
An explanatory memorandum had been circulated.
(Minister's memorandum, February 17, 1953 -- Cab. Doc. 41-53?; draft revised directive March 1953?)
23. The Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Minister of National Revenue and agreed that a revised directive be sent to customs officers, concerning the establishment of values for duty of certain importations from Czechoslovakia and Poland and adding certain items to the earlier list of goods on which appraisal should be made under section 38 of the Customs Act.
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Voir les documents 1015-1016./See Documents 1015-6.