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Official: Board of Trade: Anglo-French Commercial Relations: notes and papers., 22 Dec 1907 - 08 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/13

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Correspondents include: Harold Cox; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on the revision of the French tariff and the Gambia-Muscat [later Muscat and Oman] negotiations (2); Sir Francis Bertie [British Ambassador to France]; Herbert Asquith [Chancellor of the Exchequer, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the revision of wine duty. Also includes: a memorandum on commercial relations with France by WSC, on imports with false origins, the wine surtax, wine duty and the French surtaxe d'entrepot; a memorandum on the commercial negotiations with France and Portugal by WSC on French duty and British tariff concessions; 2 Foreign Office memoranda on the proposed cession of the Gambia to France, in return for British liberty of action in Muscat, the extension of the prohibited area for arms traffic to Muscat and the Arabian coast of the Red Sea, and a revised French treaty with Zanzibar [later Tanzania]; 3 memoranda by Harold Cox on the commercial treaty with France, altering the tariff on Indian goods and the French surtaxe d'entrepot; a memorandum by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on a meeting of the Commercial Intelligence Committee on the revision of the French tariff; a memorandum on the revision of wine duty; a memorandum by the British Suez Canal Directors on the question of British representation on the board [of the canal].


  • 22 Dec 1907 - 08 Nov 1909

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