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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, 30, 1973 IHE IFIHBRIOGI HSRAID i7 How long will tariffs stand in a world that's shrinking? Ours illccl Hy RICIIAKl) AXCO Canadia's Press -Staff Wrilcr Preparation for another round of international negotia- tions (or liberalizing traile, scheduled to begin in late 1973. i- getting more emphasis as lime runs out. It comes as pressures arc building up in some countries j for more eeotiom''1 and trade protectionism. I The spirit of internationalism j in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade which characterized two post- war decades can no longer lie taken for granted. Tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade have reasserted themselves. The British-North American cmmitlee. composed of Inrsi- LSS, labor, agricultural and lofessional spokesmen, lias tion now before (he United' Stales Congress and the failure by the .Japanese lo relax promptly various quota require- ments. NEED SPECIFIC COAI.S "The antidote to such trends would he to resume the process of reducing trade harriers among all nations, an objective I best served hy common agree- I ment says. i The Kennedy Round negntix-1 tions in GATT ended in June. 18G7, after nearly five years of multilateral bargaining. Tariff cuts implemented over five years brought an average one third reduction barriers hy the tnore importance now is beim.! lecuinnuirided removal of m( given by Canada to non-tariff I tariffs tner lfi years and of to accomplish specified by specified it impediments. More than SIX) have been 1 identified by GATT. including 1 quotas, export subsidies, pov-! eminent procirement prac- tices, lax incentives, product standards which are often dis- guised protection for domestic industries, and various forms of environmental protection meas- ures. AWAIT I'.S. AI'I'KOVAI. Mr. Fepin. in a speech to the Canadian Kxoort Association, said it is difficult to envisage Ihe scope ol the 1973 ncgotn- tions until Ihe U.S. Congress aoproves negotiating authority such trade j That could take several start of this; months tariffs oxer 25 years. The OKCD report mentions the crjmrilele elimination of tariffs on industrial product.1: over 10 years. Across-the Iward tariffs cuts, as in the Kennedy Hound, and greater tariff harmonization by slicing higher tariffs more than frwer lariffs also men- roned the Canadian minis- lei niCTHOIT A fxiwi- hillly that a brake hose may rubbing against the frame has caused Chrysler Corp. lo recall i 1.000 Plymouth Satellites and I Dodge Coronets and Chargers 1 The company says It believes the problem actually exists in 1 only aljfliit four per cent of the 1973 models it is recalling. A spokesman for Chrysler said a front brake hose may be rubbing against the frame be- cause of d misalignment of Ihn liosc mounting bracket. Contin- ued running of the hose against the frame may cause the even- tual loss of Ihe front brakes. company rcpoiled. No accidents have been rc- due lo the problem. company said. led a statement urging gov- commitment in June, 1959. nnnents "to consider critically Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pe uagcstions and pressures (o adopt trade and other policies hich are claimed as being for he protection o! some section of their economy." It sees the enlargement of the Economic Commu- nity, which in January will add Britain. Denmark anil Ireland, year. Canada had accelerated The KEC posture aho be its reductions and completed its: vital. If multilateral talks lower trade harriers. Canadiati ex- ported will he able, in part, to overcome problems arising from British entry into the community. What are the possibilities in negotiating round? Mr. Pepin noted a 1971 Wil- present throughout the post-war liams commission report lo period, to be lost." President Nixon and a report in However, the Kennedy Round August from the Organization pin welcomes new initiatives: another round of negotia- tions because "the trading na- tions generally recognize the dangers of allowing (he mo-! mentum to trade liberalisation, j as one potential source of trade and the five earlier conferences inr economic co-mer; distortion. Others include pro- in GATT had made such prog- Development eration and distortion. Others include pro- posed restrictive trade Icgisla- ress in tariff reductions thatl The Williams commission DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE IRAS CLUB MO. 4 3rd ANNUAL FASHION SHOW "A GIFT OF FANTASY" YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st 8 P.M. IN SUPPORT OF THE SHRINE CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ADMISSION REFRESHMENTS nooR SOUTH" A civil servant holds in Saigon some of Ihe 7V, million paper pennants printed by the South Vietnamese Interior Ministry lo be delivered to the province, by the end o f this month. These would bo used to mark areas under South Vietnamese governmen control in the event of a cease-fire.______ cars pass through Autoport fix-up ritual K hiles-from exporters in Japan. "The importers now have j ment can be .repaired the cars rvd and ation can IK- serviced and Brit Germany. France and only one port of entry to worn' Italy-passed through Ihe facil- a CM spokesman says, equipment can be installed. ities of Autoport during the cutting down much of the dis- first year of operation here. Intuition work. Coinciding with the opening I "The biggest problem facing GliO-foot floating Ihe importers had been Ihe fact wharf, the 577-foot auto-carrier Dyvi Oceanic arrived here with est shipment to arrive Autoport was launched as R new concept in automobile dis- tribution. It offers the auto im- porter a complete computer- that they were so far from the j based distribution sysleri n to en- factoriet M work sure that units are dispatched shipment lost week nf 2.C9.1 i he done to the cars when they j quickly and to deal- Japanese automobiles, the larg-1 arrived herc-repairs, servicing ers across the country. v at the and distribution. A rail spur line was extended -Now the importer can in- to the facilities along with five sure that his dealer receives loading tracks for use in trans- automobiles in perfect fac- porting the automobiles on tri- tory condition. The automobile I level rail cars. factory may be in Japan, or 30 acres, since increased to 57 I When the automobiles are un- acres and parking space for I loaded at Autoport, workers use some automobiles, ar- I kerosene' and live steam to The wharf at nearby tana- The facilities, which include a car wash that can handle 100 cars an hour and repair and servicing shops, was built November last year bv Cana-! France, or Germany. Still they dian forces Base bhearwater dian National and Ihe province] can receive the care in the was marie aval able until the o Nova Scotia same condition as local prod- I new loading dock could be pul The original layout called for i ucte." into use. Ony guard rails and K fa 14y __ I paving remains to be added to the new dock. The new pier can facilitate smaller ships on the inside of Hie floating wharf and at (he ?ame time larger ships can be unloaded on the outer side. In addition to handling im- ports, Autoport is used for ship- menf of North American ve- hides to Newfoundland. The CM spokesman, although unable (o forecast the number nf vehicles expected to pass [through the facilities during its .second year of operation, pre- dieted a "considerable in-" Takes a woman to know a woman says Chesler MONTREAL Ma- I rinus Van de Sanrle, secrotary- mnnagcr of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, suys fnnners are tired of i politicians of vnrions parlies usiiip Ihe rising cosl nf fwxl as i