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of one million only, little or no part of
Schedule of Duties on the under-men
tioned Articles in both Countries.
Import Duties payable in Britain.
Import Duties payable in
SAll woollens or old drapery, per 2 0 620
O 3111 Checks, the piece not above 10
yards, besides in Britain, for 35 15 0 every 100l. value, on oath,
Many other instances might be added, not less remarkable : and Ireland does not a little complain of want of reciprocity on the subjects of malt, beer, &c.
Average of three years, ending Christmas 1777, of the duties arising on all goods and merchandize exported from England into Ireland :
£. s. d. British goods,
9136 16 84 Foreign goods,
719 18 5$
Average of the same years of the duties arising on all goods, &c. imported from Ireland into England,. - £o. 6490 II
Average of three years, ending the 5th of January, 1778, of the duties arising on all goods, &c. exported from Scotland into Ireland,
Average of the same years of the duties arising on all goods, &c. imported from Ireland into Scotland, £. 585 13 1 It may be observed, that the larger sum is received in that country, where the markets in general are open to the other upon low duties, and that the balance of the general interchange is in favour of Ireland.
BO UN TIES.
As to bounties, Ireland complains of that given by Great Britain on the export of sail cloth to Ireland; she finds it extremely hurtful to her fabric, and complains with double force, as it is a branch of her. linen manufacture. She will be justifiable in countera&ting, by duties or regulations, all bounties given on export to Ireland, where she has similar manufactures : but the British act adds to the bounty now given, as much more as at any time Ireland shall impose as a duty on the import of British sail cloth into Ireland. The mode of contest
DRAW BACK S.
As to drawbacks, it is desired that Great Britain thall allow a full drawback on all commodities she exports to Ireland, on the principle, that the country which consumes the article, should have the use of the revenue upon it. Refined sugar and hops are F
put on that footing. It is not unreasonable, and it is encouraging to trade. It should always be remembered, that whatever part of a duty is not drawn back, is a tax on the carrying trade.
Colonial and Foreign COMMODITIES, &c.
Exclusive of the several difficulties respecting the interchange of native commodities and manufactures, new pretensions are brought forward, relative to the commerce resulting from the intercourse, which has been opened to Ireland, with the British Colonies, Plantations, and Settlements, and also relative to the interchange of Asiatic, African, and American produce. Ireland desires that the construction of the navigation laws may be altered, so as to admit Colonial and foreign commodities from her warehouses into Great Britain, in like manner as they pass from thence into Ireland.