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Andes Agreement (Shipments)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 22 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what is the value of goods supplied by the Argentine Government under Schedule I of the Andes Agreement, and what proportion this figure bears to the total commitment entered into by the Argentine Government under that agreement.

The total value of commodities supplied up to 28th February, 1949, against contracts made between the Ministry of Food and the Argentine institute for the Promotion of Trade under the Andes Agreement was £90.5 million. The total value of the foodstuffs included in these contracts was approximately £99 million depending on the quality supplied. The shipments up to 28th February, 1949, therefore represented about 91¼ per cent. of the value of the total commitment.