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RELATIONS AVEC LE COMMONWEALTH
RELATIONS AVEC DES PAYS PARTICULIERS
Extrait du procès-verbal de la réunion du Comité interministériel|
sur la politique du commerce extérieur
le 27 avril 1951|
Mr. N.A. Robertson, Secretary to the Cabinet (Chairman),
Mr. A.D.P. Heeney, Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs,
Dr. W.C. Clark, Deputy Minister of Finance,
Mr. J.G. Taggart, Deputy Minister of Agriculture,
Mr. D. Sim, Deputy Minister of National Revenue,
Mr. Graham Towers, Governor of the Bank of Canada,
Mr. W.F. Bull, Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce,
Mr. H.B. McKinnon, Chairman of the Tariff Board.
Mr. R.G. Robertson, Privy Council Office, (Secretary).
The Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, (Col. Fortier),
Mr. J.J. Deutsch, Department of Finance,
Mr. A.F.W. Plumptre, Department of External Affairs,
Mr. G.B. Urquhart, Department of National Revenue,
Mr. C.M. Isbister, Department of Trade and Commerce.
IV. U.K.-CANADA CONTINUING COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS; MEETING MAY 21-25
12. Mr. Plumptre submitted a list of items proposed by the United Kingdom for inclusion on the agenda of the next meeting of the U.K.-Canada Continuing Committee. They were:
(1) Changes in the international economic situation since the last meeting and their bearing on the United Kingdom and Canadian economies.
(2) Balance of payments and questions associated with it.
(3) Canadian exports to the United Kingdom and Colonies.
(4) United Kingdom exports to Canada.
The U.K. representatives at the meeting would be: Sir John Woods, Sir Frank Lee, Mr. R.W.B. Clarke, Sir Leslie Rowan, Mr. Philip Brown, Mr. Philip Harris, Mr. D.J.C. Crawley, and, from Earnscliffe, Sir Alexander Clutterbuck and Mr. G.P. Hampshire.
13. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce said the items it seemed particularly desirable to discuss from the Canadian point of view were:
(1) Balance of Payments General Review
(2) U.K. Programme for Canadian Exports including Agricultural Products
(3) Estimate of Canadian Imports from the U.K.
(4) Estimate of Canadian Imports of Primary Materials and Foodstuffs from Colonial Sources, including Reference to the Competitive Effect of British Contract Purchasing
(5) B.W.I. Liberalization Plan - General Principles
(6) U.K. Token Import Scheme
(7) Immigrants' Capital
(8) U.K. Post-Torquay Policy Towards Trade with Europe and the U.S.
(9) U.K. Purchase Tax
14. The Chairman suggested that it might be desirable to accept the U.K. proposals for the agenda and to say that under Item 3 the Canadian delegation would wish to discuss numbers 5, 6 and 9 on Mr. Bull's list. The item on immigrants' capital should not be referred to specifically since it was going to be brought up by the High Commissioner in London with the suggestion that it could be added to the agenda if the United Kingdom so wished.
It would be desirable to try to do some preparatory work for the meeting of the France-Canada committee a little later on.56 It had, perhaps, been a bit neglected and it would be useful to see if a fairly serious job could be done.
15. The Committee, after discussion, agreed:
(a) that the U.K. High Commissioner's office be informed that the Canadian representatives accepted the U.K. suggestions for the agenda of the next meeting of the U.K.-Canada Continuing Committee and that under the third item thereof it would be desired to discuss the B.W.I. liberalization plan, the U.K. token import scheme and the U.K. purchase tax; and,
(b) that arrangements be made for the meeting of the France-Canada committee at a date after the meeting of the U.K.-Canada Committee.
56Voir le document 891./ See Document 891.