Alliance Cancels Tariff Reductions. Labour rolled.
Friday, 24 March 2000, 3:17 pm
Press Release: Importers Institute
Tariffs of 19% on clothing and shoes were scheduled to
reduce in July to 15%. Mr Anderton has now cancelled that
The Minister of Economic Development's decision
was made in response to a request from an association of
This decision breaks Labour's
pre-election promise to freeze tariffs at year 2000 levels.
They will now be frozen at 1999 levels, for as long as this
government remains in office.