FOREIGN TRADE: As Good As 1929?

Private U.S. foreign traders in 1943 exported $2.5 billion of goods, imported more than $2 billion worth — mostly to & from Latin America and Canada. This, despite mountains of red tape, war-gutted markets, last year's shipping shortage and the monstrous competition of Lend-Lease, almost equaled the average of the nation's foreign trade during the 1930-40 decade.

Last week in Manhattan almost 2,000 exporters and importers heard Foreign Economic Administrator Leo T. Crowley promise that this year more of the titanic flow of overseas shipments now dominated by Lend-Lease and other economic warfare...

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