Commercial Treaties.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 23 November 1931.

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Photo of Sir Alfred Beit Sir Alfred Beit , St Pancras South East

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asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the countries with which the British Government has concluded commercial treaties embodying the most-favoured-nation clause?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the countries with which treaties and similar arrangements are in force providing for most-favoured-nation treatment in regard to customs duties.

Following is the list:

COUNTRIES in which United Kingdom Goods are entitled to most favoured nation treatment by virtue of a Commercial Treaty or other similar arrangement.

Country and Instrument and Date of Signature.

  • Abyssinia—Treaty, 14th May, 1897.
  • Albania—Notes, 10th June, 1925.
  • Argentina—Treaty, 2nd February, 1825.
  • Austria—Treaty, 22nd May, 1924.
  • Belgium—Notes, 27th July, 1898.
  • Bolivia—Treaty, 1st August, 1911.
  • Brazil—Notes, 11th September, 1931.
  • Bulgaria—Notes, 12th November, 1925.
  • Chile—Notes, 15th October, 1931.
  • China—Treaty, 20th December, 1928.
  • Colombia—Treaty, 16th February, 1866.

Country and Instrument and Date of Signature.

  • Czechoslovakia—Treaty, 14th July, 1923.
  • Denmark—Treaty, 13th February, 1060–1; 11th July, 1670.
  • Egypt—Notes, 5th-7th June, 1930.*
  • Estonia—Treaty, 18th January, 1926.
  • Finland—Treaty, 14th December, 1923.
  • Germany—Treaty, 2nd December, 1924.
  • Greece—Treaty, 16th July, 1926.
  • Guatemala—Treaty, 22nd February, 1928.
  • Hayti—Notes, 25th February, 1928.
  • Hungary—Treaty, 23rd July, 1926.
  • Italy—Treaty, 15th June, 1883.
  • Japan—Treaty, 3rd April, 1911.
  • Latvia—Treaty, 22nd June, 1923.
  • Liberia—Treaty, 21st November, 1848.
  • Lithuania—Notes, 6th May, 1922.
  • Morocco—Convention, 9th December, 1856.
  • Muscat—Treaty, 19th May, 1891.
  • Netherlands—Treaty, 27th October, 1837.
  • Nicaragua—Treaty, 28th July, 1905.
  • Norway—Convention, 18th March, 1826.
  • Panama—Treaty, 25th September, 1928.
  • Persia—Treaty, 10th May, 1928 (provisionally in force).
  • Poland—Treaty, 26th November, 1923.
  • Portugal—Treaty, 12th August, 1914.
  • Rumania—Treaty, 6th August, 1930.
  • Salvador—Notes, 8th August, 1931 (provisionally in force as from 15th September).
  • Siam—Treaty, 14th July, 1925.
  • Spain—Convention, 5th April, 1927.
  • Sweden—Convention, 18th March, 1826.
  • Switzerland—Treaty, 6th September, 1855.
  • Turkey—Treaty, 1st March, 1930.
  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—Temporary Agreement, 16th April, 1930.
  • United States—Convention, 3rd July, 1815.
  • Venezuela—Treaty, 18th April, 1825.
  • Yugoslavaia—Treaty, 12th May, 1927.

*Prolonged, by virtue of Notes, dated 14th–22nd February, 1931, until 16th February, 1932.