August 13, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


The MINISTER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE (Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Cartwright):

1. As regards some classes of goods they are. As regards others they are not.
2. Certain specified articles exported from the United States to Japan are admitted into that country on more favourable terms than exports of a similar character from Canada, the reason being that there exists a special preferential treaty between Japan and the United States, which also contains the ' most favoured nation clause,' while no such treaty exists under which Canada could claim preferential or minimum tariff.

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