228 Cabinet Decision 879(M)

25th July, 1957

CANBERRA

Without memorandum: Agreement on Commerce between Australia and Japan

Mr. McEwen outlined the provisions of this agreement. He explained the advantages which it ensured for the consolidation of Australia's export trade and the safeguards which it included for the protection of Australia's industries and trade pattern. He also described the changes in licensing procedure and in tariff arrangements which were the Japanese requirements in the negotiations.

1 A reply dispatched the following day (Cablegram 220) confirmed that the existence of confidential minutes had not been disclosed to any other government and that it was not proposed to do so.

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