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Finance Act 1939

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Article 11.

The Government of India undertake to accord to the non-self-governing Colonies, the Protectorates and Protected States, and the Mandated Territories of Tanganyika, the Cameroons under British Mandate and Togoland under British Mandate, preferences on the commodities which comply with the laws and statutory regulations for the time being in force defining Empire goods for the purpose of customs duties and at the rates shown in Schedule V to this Agreement, and also any preferences for the time being accorded to any part of the British Empire other than Burma if His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom so request. Provided that the Government of India shall not be bound to accord any preference to Ceylon except as provided in Article 13 of this Agreement. Provided further that the Government of India shall not be bound to continue to accord any preferences to any Colony, Protectorate or Protected State, which, not being precluded by international obligations or, in the case of Nigeria, by the declared policy of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom from according preferences, either (i) accords to India no preferences or (ii) accords to some other part of the British Empire (in the case of Northern Rhodesia, excepting the Union of South Africa, Southern Rhodesia and the High Commission Territories in South Africa) preferences not accorded to India.

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