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Import News: Labour To Keep High Clothing Tariffs

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25 November 1999 - Labour Would Keep High Tariffs on Clothing

Tariffs on clothing and footwear are scheduled to reduce from 19% to 15% in July next year. If voters elect a Labour headed coalition on Saturday, those tariffs will remain at 19% for another five years, according to Labour's Finance spokesman Dr Michael Cullen.

The Alliance has a policy of imposing an additional tariff of 5% on all imports, except those originating in Australia. The Greens would like that tariff to be higher. Labour does not currently support those policies.

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