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Commercial Diplomatic Officers

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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41.

asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department which countries in Europe are without a commercial counsellor appointed by his Department?

The following are the countries in Europe to which at present no commercial diplomatic officers are appointed:—

  • Albania.
  • Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania).
  • Bulgaria.
  • Finland.
  • Switzerland.
In the case of Denmark and Portugal, in each country an officer combines the duties of Consul and Commercial Secretary. It is proposed shortly to appoint a Commercial Secretary in Switzerland and Finland, respectively. The officer appointed to the latter post will also be available if required for travelling in the Baltic States.