FOREIGN TRADE: Chemical Change

FOREIGN TRADE Chemical Change

In cartel-minded Britain, stolid, well-nosed Lord McGowan, 75-year-old chairman of the billion-dollar, globe-girdling Imperial Chemicals Industries, Ltd., has long been the staunchest champion of gentlemanly agreements which divide the world's markets. But this week. Lord McGowan reversed his field. Imperial Chemicals announced that it would invade the U.S. markets of its great & good friends, Wilmington's E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

One thing that may have caused Lord McGowan to change his mind was the U.S. Department of Justice's suit which is coming up for trial next month. The suit charged that I.C.I, and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!