• Short Summary

    WESTERN NATIONS ARE COMPETING KEENLY FOR THE GROWING MARKETS IN THE COMMUNIST WORLD AND THE CENTURIES-OLD LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR, OPENED ON SATURDAY (5 MARCH), IS AGAIN BEING USED AS A SHOPWINDOW FOR THEIR WARES.

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    WESTERN NATIONS ARE COMPETING KEENLY FOR THE GROWING MARKETS IN THE COMMUNIST WORLD AND THE CENTURIES-OLD LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR, OPENED ON SATURDAY (5 MARCH), IS AGAIN BEING USED AS A SHOPWINDOW FOR THEIR WARES.

    LEIPZIG IS THIS YEAR ENTERING ITS NINTH CENTURY OF TRADING AND THERE HAS AGAIN BEEN AN INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION, ABOUT 10,000 EXHIBITORS FROM 75 COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE FAIR, WHICH EMBRACES CONSUMERS GOODS AS WELL AS HEAVY INDUSTRIAL PLANT AND MACHINERY.

    THE FAIR WAS FORMALLY OPENED BY MR. JULIUS BALKOW, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF EAST GERMANY'S COUNCIL OF MINISTERS. AND AMONG THE EARLY VISITORS WAS THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, DR. WALTER ULBRICHT.

    EXHIBITS ARE SHOWN IN 22 FAIR HALLS, 25 PAVILIONS AND 17 FAIR HOUSES.

    MORE THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE FROM ABOUT 90 COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE FAIR THIS YEAR.

    EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, WITH AN EYE TO EXPANDING TRADE WITH AFRICA AND ASIA AS WELL AS WESTERN EUROPE, ARE DEMONSTRATING WITH EQUIPMENT THEY HAVE ON SHOW THAT THEY ARE WELL ADVANCED IN TECHNICAL PROGRESS.

    BUT WESTERN COUNTRIES, TOO, HAVE AGAIN INCREASED THEIR ENTRIES. THE UNITED STATES HAVE STEPPED UP THEIR PARTICIPATION FOLLOWING A CHANGE OF POLICY BY THE US GOVERNMENT ON GRANTING EXPORT LICENSES TO EAST GERMANY. WEST GERMANY, FRANCE AND BRITAIN ARE THE BIGGEST WESTERN EXHIBITORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VCDXNP3WTR0MHZMWNZEHHEWG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VCDXNP3WTR0MHZMWNZEHHEWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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