The British Tariff System

By E.B. McGuire

© 2005 – Routledge

328 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE POLITICAL BACKGROUND 1

II. THE ECONOMIC BACKGROUND 12

III. MONEY VALUES AND THE TARIFF 26

IV. TAXATION 40

V. INDIRECT TAXES AND TARIFF PRACTICE 51

VI. SPECIFIC AND AD VALOREM DUTIES 70

VII. PROTECTION 87

VIII. NATIONAL FINANCE 103

IX. DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION 120

X. CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION 131

XI. THE EXCISE 164

XII. LIMITING THE FIELD OF TAXATION 183

XIII. WAREHOUSING 186

XIV. DRAWBACK 199

XV. WAREHOUSING VERSUS DRAWBACK 214

XVI. RELIEF TO HOME CONSUMERS 222

XVII. THE TARIFF 231

XVIII. IMPERIAL PREFERENCE 256

XIX. TRADE BARGAINING 279

INDEX 303

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