The British Chargé (Osborne) to the Secretary of State

No. 245 (C. 84)

Sir: I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your note of July 20th23 in reply to Sir Ronald Lindsay’s note No. 232 dated July 15th, 1932, with regard to the proposal of His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom to extend to Palestine under the provisions of Clause 5 (2) of the Import Duties Act, 1932, the degree of preference accorded to goods consigned from and grown, produced or manufactured in certain other British mandated territories, and [Page 32] in reply to the enquiry contained in its final paragraph, to inform you that the provisions in question apply to Tanganyika territory, the Cameroons under British mandate and Togoland under British mandate.

2. These territories enjoy the same treatment as British colonies, and in addition to exemption from duties, imposed by the Import Duties Act, 1932, they receive under previous Orders varying rates of preference on most goods which were dutiable in the United Kingdom prior to the Import Duties Act of 1932.

I have [etc.]

D. G. Osborne
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