Story: Customs and tariffs

Protesting tariff cuts

When the Labour government began to cut tariffs and abolished import controls, workers in industries that had previously been protected faced the loss of their jobs. It led to a number of protest marches where affected workers strongly expressed their feelings. This protest occurred in May 1990.

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Tony Simpson, 'Customs and tariffs - Tariffs and the GATT', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Tony Simpson, published 11 Mar 2010