WORLD TRADE: Driving to a Nixon Round

TO most Americans, the difficulty of selling oranges, tobacco or computers abroad might not seem to rank among the foremost concerns of foreign policy. Yet just such trade problems dominated the nation's dealings with important allies last week. In Washington, William Eberle, President Nixon's special representative for trade, pressed Ambassador Nobuhiko Ushiba for an agreement to lower Japanese tariffs, taxes or quotas on cars, computers, fruit and other U.S. goods. Then the abrasive-mannered Eberle jetted to Brussels to demand that Common Market officials let in more American citrus, tobacco and grain....

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