No protective duties are now levied on goods imported - customs duties being charged solely for the sake of revenue. Formerly the articles subject to duty numbered nearly a thousand; now they are only twenty-two - the chief being tobacco, spirits, tea and wine. The following is a complete list:

Duty.

Articles.

s.

d.

Ale or beer, specific gravity not exceeding 1065, per bbl

0

8

0

Ale or beer, specific gravity not exceedings 1090, per bbl

0

11

0

Ale or beer, specific gravity exceeding 1090, per bbl

0

16

0

Beer, mum, per bbl

1

1

0

Beer, spruce, specific gravity not exceeding 1190, per bbl

1

1

0

Beer, spruce, specific gravity exceeding 1190, per bbl

1

4

0

Cards, playing, per dozen packs

0

3

9

Chicory (raw or kiln dried), per cwt

0

13

3

Chicory (roasted or ground), per lb

0

0

2

Chloral hydrate, per lb

0

1

3

Chloroform, per lb

0

3

0

Cocoa, per lb

0

0

1

Cocoa husks and shells, per cwt

0

2

0

Cocoa paste and chocolate, per lb

0

0

2

Coffee, raw, per cwt

0

14

0

Coffee, kiln dried, roasted or ground, per lb

0

0

2

Collodion, per gallon

0

1

4

Essence of spruce, 10 per cent. ad valorem

Ethyl, iodine of, per gallon

0

13

0

Ether, iodine of, per gallon

0

1

5

Fruit, dried, per cwt

0

7

0

Malt, per quarter

1

4

0

Duty

Articles.

s.

d.

Naptha purified, per gallon

0

10

5

Pickles, in vinegar

0

0

1

Plate, gold, per ounce

0

17

0

Plate, silver, per ounce

0

1

6

Spirits, brandy, Geneva rum, etc., per gallon

0

10

5

Spirits, rum, from British colonies, per gallon

0

10

2

Spirits, cologne water

0

16

6

Tea, per lb

0

0

6

Tobacco, unmanufactured, per lb

0

3

1

Tobacco, containing less than 10 per cent. of moisture, per lb....

0

3

6

Tobacco, cavendish or negro-head, per lb

0

4

8

Tobacco, other manufactured, per lb

0

4

0

Snuff containing more than 13 per cent. of moisture, per lb

0

3

9

Snuff containing less than 13 per cent. of moisture, per lb

0

4

6

Tobacco, cigars, per lb

0

5

0

Varnish containing alcohol, per gallon

0

12

0

Vinegar, per gallon

0

0

3

Wine containing less than 26 degrees proof spirit, per gallon...

0

1

0

Wine containing more than 26 degrees and less than 42 degrees spirit, per gallon

0

2

6

Wine, for each additional degree of strength beyond 42 degrees, per gallon

0

0

3