Canada: Busy Two-Way Street

Canada, which thrives on foreign trade, was getting healthier & healthier. Exports and imports, said the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, totaled $409,218,000 in August, the best peacetime month in the country's history. (Best previous peacetime total: $383,669,000 for November 1945.) Most of the trade, some $200,000,000 worth, was with the U.S.

But exports and imports would be even larger, said Toronto's Financial Post, if the U.S. would practice what it preaches. Said the indignant Post: the U.S. talks big about lower tariffs, yet its customs regulations are tangled with red tape and absurdities. Samples:

¶ Canadian rubber tires, supposed to enter the...

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