Foreign News: Intricate Design

Italy desperately needs U.S. dollars. One way she can get them is by exporting goods. One reason she fails to get more of them is illustrated by the case of Cesare Covre.

Cesare Covre is a Roman glass-cutter. He got an order to make two glass tables of intricate design for a customer in the U.S. A fast worker, Covre finished the tables in 52 hours, packed them for shipment.

Then his troubles began. The forwarding agent told him that to secure payment, he must submit six copies of his bill to a bank. Three times he went to the bank, waited in...

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