GERMANY: Baby Airlift

The natural market for many of West Berlin's skilled industries is densely populated Western Germany. But to ship their products west through 110 miles of Red territory, Berlin businessmen must get clearance from Russian trade inspectors. For weeks, the Russians have been holding up Berlin's westbound exports on the pretext that they must be accompanied by "certificates of origin" showing the sources of all raw materials used in their manufacture. Last week, with 12,000 tons ($17 million worth) of export goods piled up in West Berlin, the West met this new threat to Berlin's reviving economy with:1) a new...

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