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Anglo-Latin American Trade

Volume 728: debated on Thursday 12 May 1966

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what improvement has taken place in trading between Latin-American countries and the United Kingdom since the visits of the Foreign Secretary and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs last January; and what follow-up action has been taken by his Department since the visit to stimulate trade.

It is too soon to see the results from visits paid as recently as January. The Board of Trade, in co-operation with the Committee for Exports to Latin America, continues to direct the attention of British industry to the opportunities in Latin America and to help in exploiting them. Exports to Latin America benefit from the facilities of E.C.G.D., further improvements in which I announced on 9th May.