• Short Summary

    THE FIFTEENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFF AND TRADE, LARGEST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EVER TO BE HELD IN JAPAN, OPENED ON OCTOBER 26TH, AT SANKEI HALL IN TOKYO.

  • Description

    THE FIFTEENTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFF AND TRADE, LARGEST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE EVER TO BE HELD IN JAPAN, OPENED ON OCTOBER 26TH, AT SANKEI HALL IN TOKYO.

    FOUR HUNDRED DELEGATES FROM 37 COUNTRIES AND SPECIAL OBSERVERS FROM POLAND AND NIGERIA TOOK PART IN THE CONFERENCE THAT WOULD SET PACE FOR A NEW PATTERN OF TRADE.

    PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN NOBUSUKE KISHI IN HIS WELCOMING SPEECH RAISED A FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION FOR THE GATT SESSION: SHOULD JAPAN BE
    VICTIM OF ARTICLE 35 WHICH IS BEING USED BY MANY COUNTRIES TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST JAPANESE GOODS?
    PREMIER KISHI FOUND STRONG SUPPORT FROM U.S. IN WASHINGTON, UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE DOUGLAS DILLON PLEADED THAT FOURTEEN NATIONS INCLUDING FRANCE AND BRITISH COMMONWEALTH NATIONS THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST JAPAN, SHOULD REMOVE THEIR BARRIERS.

    ABILITY OF JAPAN TO PRODUCE QUALITY GOODS AT LOW COST WHICH HAS CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO HER POSTWAR RECOVERY HAS ALSO SCARED MANY COUNTRIES FROM IMPORTING JAPANESE GOODS THAT MIGHT SET UNFAIR PRICE WARS WITH LOCAL INDUSTRIES.

    THE SESSION HEADED BY CHAIRMAN F. GARCIA OF CHILE MOVED INTO A SPECIAL MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE FOR TWO DAYS, ATTENDED BY FOREIGN MINISTERS OF MANY COUNTRIES.

    THE GATT SESSION WILL, CONTINUE TILL NOVEMBER 21ST, DISCUSSING OBSTRUCE SUBJECTS LIKE FISCAL REFORMS, AND EXTERNAL CONVERTIBILITY WHICH TO THE ORDINARY PEOPLES OF THE WORLD MIGHT MEAN MORE GOODS FROM MORE COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA962Z9OGFLT40SHGDYI2QV6YP7
    Media URN:
    VLVA962Z9OGFLT40SHGDYI2QV6YP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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