New Zealand Lifts Import Controls
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UNASSEMBLED commercial vehicles imported into New Zealand from non-schednled countries have been freed froin licensing control. For. some time manufacturers in the United Kingdom. have not been hampered by restrictions on unassembled Iheavy vehicles, and the new relaxation means that lighter vehicles will now be treated in the same way. In future, makers will be able to fulfil all orders. regardless of import licences. Manufacturers of light vehicles in particular will benefit: Next 'year New Zealand's motorvehicle imports will total E171m., the bulk of which will undoubtedly come from the United Kingdom. This is slightly above the., figure for the past two years, but below the 1955 quota. There will be no increase in dollar imports.
TIGER CUB FOR EUROPABUS rOR operation over the Europabus network -of Western Europe, Leyland Tiger Cub luxury coach has been placed in service by the Danish State Railways. The chassis is similar to 36 others which are being delivered to Denmark. Bodywork of the vehicle has been built by Dansk Automobil Byggeri, and is of light-metal construction with 30 reclining seats. At the rear is a toilet compartment having a socket for electric shavers.
The body is ventilated by Rawlings half-drop windows, electric fans and air drawn through a front intake and discharged through vents beneath each seat.
FAWLEY CHEMICAL PLANT
APLAN has been announced by Union Carbide. Ltd., to build a plant at Fawley, Southampton, to make ethylene oxide derivatives. The plant will be supplied with ethylene from the nearby Fawley refinery of the Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd. Some of the principal uses of the chemicals which will be made at Fawley include the making of anti-freeze and brake fluid.