83 Cabinet Decision 159
26th October, 1954
Submission No. 153-Import Licensing of Japanese Goods and the proposed Trade and Tariff Talks with Japan 
Submission No. 142-Trade Talks with Japan 
Cabinet decided to seek the views of the Minister for Commerce and Agriculture and the Minister for Trade and Customs on the proposals contained in this submission-both with respect to import licensing of Japanese goods and with respect to proposed trade and tariff talks with Japan. These views are to be sought as a matter of urgency.
Cabinet appointed a committee consisting of the Acting Minister for Commerce and Agriculture, the Acting Minister for Trade and Customs and the Vice President of the Executive Council  to consider the data prepared by the Department of Trade and Customs concerning selected tariff items under which Japan is a significant or potentially significant supplier to Australia. This Committee will begin its examination of this data immediately.