• Short Summary

    MINISTERS OF THE 20-NATION ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT HAVE BEGUN A TWO-DAY MEETING IN PARIS, TO REVIEW THEIR POLICY TOWARDS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND A REVIEW OF THEIR OWN ECONOMIC GROWTH.

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    MINISTERS OF THE 20-NATION ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT HAVE BEGUN A TWO-DAY MEETING IN PARIS, TO REVIEW THEIR POLICY TOWARDS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND A REVIEW OF THEIR OWN ECONOMIC GROWTH.

    ON THE AGENDA IS AN EXAMINATION OF PLANS AIMED AT HELPING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WITH OPENINGS IN INDUSTRIAL NATIONS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS, AND OTHER MEANS OF PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

    THE MEETING IS THE THIRD SINCE THE O.E.C.D.WAS FORMED IN SEPTEMBER 1961, AND IS BEING PRESIDED OVER BY MR HALVARD LANGE, THE NORWEGIAN FOREIGN MINISTER.THE UNITED KINGDOM IS REPRESENTED BY MR.REGINALD MAUDLING, CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, AND MR.EDWARD HEATH, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE; AMERICA BY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE, MR.GEORGE BALL; AND FRANCE BY MRS.COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FOREIGN MINISTER.

    ON WORLD TRADE RELATIONS, MR.GEORGE BALL TOLD THE OPENING SESSION THAT: "COMING 'KENNEDY ROUND' OF TARIFF-CUTTING NEGOTIATIONS WOULD BE A SERIOUS TEST OF INTENTIONS OF OUR GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE WORLD TRADE".

    MR.BALL CONFIRMED THAT AMERICA INTENDED TO SUPPORT A "50-PER CENT TARIFF REDUCTION ACROSS THE BOARD WITH MINIMUM EXCEPTIONS".HE ALSO HOPED THAT THE FINAL AVERAGE REDUCTION WOULD APPROACH 50-PER CENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMHULH01OQEMW64V06V2MK75I
    Media URN:
    VLVAMHULH01OQEMW64V06V2MK75I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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