Foreign News: Political Week

Certain legislation loomed in France last week, as of drastic import:

¶ A new tariff schedule of 1,200 items was announced by its drafter, M. Daniel Ser-ruys, Permanent Chief of the Ministry of Commerce. His schedule is primarily designed to win farmer votes at the spring election. It sharply reduces the duties on farm tractors, doubles or triples those on many foodstuffs, and abolishes the duty on U. S. wheat seed, now popular in France. Sugar, from the U. S., which France has not heretofore imported, should flow in if the bill becomes law, for it would reduce the duty on...

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