(c) crown copyright Catalogue Reference:CAB/24/235 Image Reference:0002 Q [ l I S DOCUMENT I S THE PROPERTY OF H I S B R I T A N N I O MAJESTY' S GOVERNMENT. 44 EORET. ,P. 403 OOPY N O . (32) C A B I N E T . Commercial Negotiations Position Memorandum b y Negotiations countries will for be have to secure inoreased the for now of Trade British (2) general comparatively exportB o f aotual level importance, reductions are In to imposed It is ready to achieve the below Import impossible go in to this balance advantages seek come to to our but would enable our trade in say us these as markets quantities of goods from Policy of the have any adverse -1­ it, principal agree of to the recommenda­ been Scandinavia. ought in to eaoh risk of of of obviously markets increasing losses to our inoreased twofold, of to merely The o b j e c t s balance be case We 3hould prospect admission take we usual asked Scandinavian Scandinavia. I be on t h e as w o u l d n o t the exceeds the are, visible that to cases trade. interest how f a r British the Committee have disadvantages. show other than result that in number o f levied oases Scandinavian what British We s h a l l in of oertainly the advance position to of duty Advisory against a result the p r e v i o u s which arrangements various higher certain Scandinavian duty for shall the in in as of we direction. existing Tariff lines manufactures trade present rates Trade. negotiations (l) limited such an a r r a n g e m e n t safeguard home this Duties these the of in a whore those on p a r t i c u l a r to (3) and the the maintenance limiting products, duties of and in by low r a t e s duty undertakings Scandinavian reduce of for with objects: ooal imposed on i m p o r t a n t order give tlons security the Board of My a i m principal industries, are of Countries. Industry. Agreements started. of Fishing President three use the with Foreign the trade of our reduction and the 1n Increase our of employment negotiations should aim a t than any of should of of our employment Scandinavia, resulting by Th^ p o i n t , attention is expect secure to at shall which that all be be Unless we a r o negotiate abandoned at the my c o l l e a g u e s any which might which position the tho the they is the ask that Import fish. Oommittee The are to wish to coal oall having in to cannot make order of to the arrive to reduce Industry, industry g a i n e d more face mines. we some and i t we will of be told to than such a of special, negotiations, that to they 3tand situation tariff bargain might in f a c t already arisen. Many aware a recently trawl the under the of trawl in the of 10 p e r thi3 as well have present on growing negotiations Industry advantages The applied Committee f o r cent, of country forthcoming fishing fishermen Advisory at become our T a r i f f s . Committee not have fishermen taken from Duties duty has being withhold existing fresh must steps i n our case start. oase amongst particular becomes n e c e s s a r y have a our a particular ready to in complaints, consolation will employment example, to 103s more be welcomed by it face attempts against to to I any be the without for agreement, have in tariff not now a f f o r d e d of any will employment results If, interests lose. all which w i l l a poor other agitation for in these A particular of as affected. certainly course especially, to that wo greater from relaxation increase i.e. b y a n amount ensuring such however, that, protection an aim, may r e s u l t and a t of a satisfactory the to more a twofold that from by Kingdom. - Consequently exports an i n o r e a s e some c o n c e s s i o n s industries our tariffs, trr.de s, have Imports than c o u n t e r b a l a n c e d exporting the United also inoreaaing inorease relaxation In the recently prepared present some time an i n o r e a s e importation informed to ago of of them recommend that any increase of to their ronew duty "The f i s h e r m e n we may d o future of in are the from Denmark a n d about of the undertaking cent, duty on such f i s h present be what question, requests Thus pressed of it this requests upon p a p e r duties on timber timber already the however, not to industries in should be obvious and to yet a position and p o s s i b l e conclusion discuss which not of been while the propose to the thi3 shall stabilise I concerned to in the feel it in Scandinavian to present commit disadvantages say consider. reduce reduce the the that existing existing in country Duties 21st November, 1932. case have Advisory which has, detail. to ask British may p u t Government picture for of result until the from forward, I am advantages the agreement. R. 19th November, Trade, the an a p p l i c a t i o n W. Board of at to which might any p a r t i c u l a r will particular countries a oomplete cent.) course, affecting the Ottawa have this ­ per several necessary any p r o p o s a l s 10 of Import protection, the or are one to or been, existing may m e n t i o n considered I is their Norway, and w e 10 p e r laid it nothing imports have by of b e made products. the cannot, on year. that considerable, that no doubt increased course authority I will interests for that duty below I made a n a p p l i c a t i o n Committee Of the next may p r e j u d i c e precluded k i n d w h i c h we will duties of is early countries, maintain are for. emphasis but to (we reducing are prepared anxious however, Scandinavian instituted, an certainly matter be with which negotiations that from the negotiations happens, Iceland, they w i l l naturally It aware Agreements of forthcoming be, that accordingly three to but consideration position. fish are on f i s h , 1939.