The General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Dependent territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Canada Commonwealth of Australia Dependent territories of the Commonwealth of Australia New Zealand Dependent territories of New Zealand Union of South Africa including South West Africa Ireland India (as on April 10, 1947) Newfoundland Southern Rhodesia Burma Ceylon
Certain of the territories listed above have two or more preferential rates in force for certain products. Any such territory may, by agreement with the other contracting parties which are principal suppliers of such products at the most-favoured-nation rate, substitute for such preferential rates a single preferential rate which shall not on the whole be less favourable to suppliers at the most-favoured-nation rate than the preferences in force prior to such substitution.
The imposition of an equivalent margin of tariff preference to replace a margin of preference in an internal tax existing on April 10, 1947 exclusively between two or more of the territories listed in this Annex or to replace the preferential quantitative arrangements described in the following paragraph, shall not be deemed to constitute an increase in a margin of tariff preference.
The preferential arrangements referred to in paragraph 5 (b) of Article XIV are those existing in the United Kingdom on April 10, 1947, under contractual agreements with the Governments of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in respect of chilled and frozen beef and veal, frozen mutton and lamb, chilled and frozen pork, and bacon. It is the intention, without prejudice to any action taken under sub-paragraph (h) of Article XX, that these arrangements shall be eliminated or replaced by tariff preferences, and that negotiations to this end shall take place as soon as practicable among the countries substantially concerned or involved.
The film hire tax in force in New Zealand on April 10, 1947, shall, for the purposes of this Agreement, be treated as a customs duty under Article I. The renters' film quota in force in New Zealand on April 10, 1947, shall, for the purposes of this Agreement, be treated as a screen quota under Article IV.
The Dominions of India and Pakistan have not been mentioned separately in the above list since they had not come into existence as such on the base date of April 10, 1947.
LIST OF TERRITORIES OF THE FRENCH UNION REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 (b) OF ARTICLE I
France French Equatorial Africa (Treaty Basin of the Congo and other territories) French West Africa Cameroons under French Trusteeship French Somali Coast and Dependencies French Establishments in Oceania French Establishments in the Condominium of the New Hebrides Indo-China Madagascar and Dependencies Morocco (French zone) New Caledonia and Dependencies Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Togo under French Trusteeship Tunisia
LIST OF TERRITORIES REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 (b) OF ARTICLE I AS RESPECTS THE CUSTOMS UNION OF BELGIUM, LUXEMBURG AND THE NETHERLANDS
The Economic Union of Belgium and Luxemburg Belgian Congo Ruanda Urundi Netherlands New Guinea Surinam Netherlands Antilles Republic of Indonesia
For imports into the territories constituting the Customs Union only.
LIST OF TERRITORIES REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 (b) OF ARTICLE I AS RESPECTS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
United States of America (customs territory) Dependent territories of the United States of America Republic of the Philippines
The imposition of an equivalent margin of tariff preference to replace a margin of preference in an internal tax existing on April 10, 1947, exclusively between two or more of the territories listed in this Annex shall not be deemed to constitute an increase in a margin of tariff preference.
LIST OF TERRITORIES COVERED BY PREFERENTIAL ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN CHILE AND NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 (d) OF ARTICLE I
Preferences in force exclusively between Chile on the one hand, and 1. Argentina 2. Bolivia 3. Peru on the other hand.
LIST OF TERRITORIES COVERED BY PREFERENTIAL ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN LEBANON AND SYRIA AND NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 2 (d) OF ARTICLE I
Preferences in force exclusively between the Lebano-Syrian Customs Union, on the one hand, and
1. Palestine 2. Transjordan on the other hand.
DATES ESTABLISHING MAXIMUM MARGINS OF PREFERENCE REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 4 OF ARTICLE I
Australia October 15, 1946 Canada July 1, 1939 France January 1, 1939 Lebano-Syrian Customs Union November 30, 1938 Union of South Africa July 1, 1938 Southern Rhodesia May 1, 1941
PERCENTAGE SHARES OF TOTAL EXTERNAL TRADE TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING THE DETERMINATION REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE XXVI
(based on the average of 1949-1953)
If, prior to the accession of the Government of Japan to the General Agreement, the present Agreement has been accepted by contracting parties the external trade of which under column I accounts for the percentage of such trade specified in paragraph 6 of Article XXVI, column I shall be applicable for the purposes of that paragraph. If the present Agreement has not been so accepted prior to the accession of the Government of Japan, column II shall be applicable for the purposes of that paragraph.
Column I Column II (Contracting (Contracting parties on parties on 1 March 1955) 1 March 1955 and Japan) Australia 3.1 3.0 Austria 0.9 0.8 Belgium-Luxemburg 4.3 4.2 Brazil 2.5 2.4 Burma 0.3 0.3 Canada 6.7 6.5 Ceylon 0.5 0.5 Chile 0.6 0.6 Cuba 1.1 1.1 Czechoslovakia 1.4 1.4 Denmark 1.4 1.4 Dominican Republic 0.1 0.1 Finland 1.0 1.0 France 8.7 8.5 Germany, Federal Republic of 5.3 5.2 Greece 0.4 0.4 Haiti 0.1 0.1 India 2.4 2.4 Indonesia 1.3 1.3 Italy 2.9 2.8 Netherlands, Kingdom of the 4.7 4.6 New Zealand 1.0 1.0 Nicaragua 0.1 0.1 Norway 1.1 1.1 Pakistan 0.9 0.8 Peru 0.4 0.4 Rhodesia and Nyasaland 0.6 0.6 Sweden 2.5 2.4 Turkey 0.6 0.6 Union of South Africa 1.8 1.8 United Kingdom 20.3 19.8 United States of America 20.6 20.1 Uruguay 0.4 0.4 Japan --- 2.3 _____ _____ 100.0 100.0
Note: These percentages have been computed taking into account the trade of all territories in respect of which the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade is applied.
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