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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CONFERENCES
GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE
FIFTH SESSION OF CONTRACTING PARTIES NOVEMBER 2 DECEMBER 16, 1950 AND TORQUAY MULTILATERAL TARIFF NEGOTIATIONS
Memorandum to Cabinet|
CABINET DOCUMENT No. 208 50|
August 21st, 1950|
CANADIAN DELEGATION TO THE TORQUAY CONFERENCE UNDER THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE|
This Conference, which is scheduled to open in Torquay, England, on September 28, will include (a) a third round of multilateral tariff negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and (b) the Fifth Session of the Contracting Parties which will open on November 2.
It is recommended that the composition of the delegation should be as follows:
Chairman of Delegation
Mr. J.J. Deutsch, Department of Finance
Dr. C.M. Isbister, Department of Trade and Commerce
Mr. W.J. Callaghan, Department of External Affairs
Mr. A.L. Neal, Department of Trade and Commerce
Mr. S.S. Reasman, Department of Finance
Dr. A.E. Richards, Department of Agriculture
Mr. B.G. Barrow, Department of Trade and Commerce
Mr. H.V. Jarrett, Department of Trade and Commerce
Mr. J.P.C. Gauthier, Department of Trade and Commerce
It is anticipated that the Conference will last for six months or more. However, it is not planned that all the members of the delegation will remain in Torquay continuously for the duration of the Conference. Mr. Wilgress, who has been re elected Chairman of the Contracting Parties, expects to divide his time between London and Torquay.
Negotiations at Torquay will follow the same general lines as those at Geneva, 1947 and Annecy, 1949. It is recommended that the Canadian delegation should be instructed to follow the same general policies as on those occasions towards the reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers and the elimination of preferences and discriminatory practices. It is also recommended that the delegation should, as in the past, participate in preliminary discussions in London with other Commonwealth countries.19
19Approuvé par le Cabinet, le I septembre 1950./Approved by Cabinet, September 1, 1950.