The British Tariff System

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Taylor & Francis US, Nov 3, 2005 - Business & Economics - 320 pages

This book provides a comprehensive description of the protectionist system that has for some years been in force in Great Britain.

It explains in simple language the principles and difficulties involved in framing and administering a customs and excise tariff, which has both revenue and political purposes. There is a in-depth description of the United Kingdom collecting machinery, an historical account of the tariff since 1914, and a discussion of the political objects such as Imperial Preference. The problems of tariff negotiating are discussed, and trade agreements made, including that with the U.S.A., are summarized.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I THE POLITICAL BACKGROUND
1
THE ECONOMIC BACKGROUND
12
MONEY VALUES AND THE TARIFF
26
TAXATION
40
INDIRECT TAXES AND TARIFF PRACTICE
51
SPECIFIC AND AD VALOREM DUTIES
70
PROTECTION
87
NATIONAL FINANCE
103
LIMITING THE FIELD OF TAXATION
183
WAREHOUSING
186
DRAWBACK
199
WAREHOUSING VERSUS DRAWBACK
214
RELIEF TO HOME CONSUMERS
222
THE TARIFF
231
IMPERIAL PREFERENCE
256
TRADE BARGAINING
279

DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION
120
CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION
131
THE EXCISE
164

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