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Customs and ExciseTrade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845$
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William J. Ashworth

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.001.0001

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Smuggling

Smuggling

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(p.165) Chapter Ten Smuggling
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Customs and Excise
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WILLIAM J. ASHWORTH

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.003.0011

This chapter discusses the problem of smuggling. The authorities recognized that punishment and the use of arms needed to be accompanied by a more constructive policy. Not only were new and old domestic Industries protected, but they also had to be as good as foreign equivalents to help stem smuggling. Excise stipulations were an important tool in nurturing quality improvements within Britain's backward industries.

Keywords:   smuggling, excise, industrial policy, commercial policy, free trade

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