EGYPT: Time & Tariff

Ships raced to all Egypt's ports last week. German ships dumped tons of alarm clocks, razors, motor cars and every imaginable manufactured article in unimaginable confusion. British, French and Italian freighters at piers hard by dumped too. Stevedores sweated, swore and slaved all night at both Alexandria and Port Said. The race was against time and tariffs with every Egyptian merchant interested in the results, most with heavy stakes.

Relentlessly the final hour struck at midnight. Into effect went the new Egyptian tariff law, carrying a broad schedule of increased duties. Winners were...

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