The Hemisphere: German Comeback

Six West German trade experts stepped out of an airliner this week at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport. Their mission: to negotiate a new trade agreement with Argentina. Said Dr. Günter Seeliger, the mission chief: "It will not be double the old [$132 million] agreement, but we hope it will be a good deal larger."

With nine bilateral trade treaties in effect and exports to the area running at the rate of $300 million a year, Germany is staging a noteworthy comeback in Latin America. Once again, the Argentines, the Brazilians (who once bought more from Germany than from any other supplier) and...

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