Iron Curtain: Drumming Up Trade

The East-West trade winds are stirring with uncommon force. Both a U.S. presidential commission and the prestigious Committee for Economic Development have urged the U.S. to expand its commerce with Eastern Europe, and President Johnson repeated his earlier promise to ease restrictions on sales to Russia and its satellites. Going farther, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting urged the U.S. to "open channels of communications with the people of Communist China." Last week the trade drive picked up speed in three European capitals. The U.S. opened its first trade show in Budapest amid the whir of computers...

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