Foreign Trade: Urgent Aim

"My judgment is that the time to begin is now."

With those words, President Kennedy last week launched his Administration on a campaign that will entangle it with many special interest groups, and require all his political skill. The goal: to liberalize U.S. trade policy so as to give the U.S. Government more power to negotiate tariffs with the increasingly successful European Common Market. "We have to begin to realize," said Kennedy, "how important the Common Market is going to be to the economy of the United States. The Common Market is going to present us with major economic challenges and,...

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