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Canada And United States (Trade Liberalisation)

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the present percentage of liberalisation of our trade with the United States of America and Canada; and what further licensing restrictions on imports from Canada have been lifted since his visit to that country.

About half our imports from Canada and the United States are free from import restrictions. No restrictions on imports of which Canada is an important supplier have been removed since my right hon. Friend returned from Canada. It is our intention to relax existing restrictions as and when our balance of payments situation allows. Since the hon. Member asked a similar Question on 27th May, we have, among other measures, made arrangements for imports by private traders of North American cheese, and canned salmon which benefit Canadian suppliers.