FOREIGN TRADE: Warning to Nibblers

British businessmen have nibbled so eagerly at recent Soviet offers to trade with the West (TIME, Feb. 15) that the Soviet state airline last week began making daily flights from Helsinki to carry order-seeking Britons to Moscow. But the president of the Federation of British Industries (Britain's equivalent of the N.A.M.) warned the nibblers last week that Russia's economic bait has political strings attached.

Said Sir Harry Pilkington in a speech to the federation conference in Liverpool: "It is in the interest of the peoples of all countries that (nonstrategic West-East trade) should grow, [but it] is against the interests...

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