TRADING INEQUALITIES WITH CANADA Investigation in Tokyo
The alleged teeijiie eiequalitice with Canada are L III. meeetigaled by a committee set up by I lie Foreign
Minister, Mr. Hiriaa. The Japanese goverment has already protested against the imposition or a special rurreney dumpiug duly on exports to Canade.
Officials declare that the Ottawa agreements are not involved in their effort to obtain the mitigation of Canadian trade restrictions. They complain that Canada, iii spite of heavy trade lialorwe i 1 i het taVOUr, uses her oxchitnge optalization regulation in a flannelwhich unreasonably penalizes Japanese goods. By valuing Japenese imports for tariff purposes at the former parity of exchange, the dirty is increased sometimes by as much us 300 or 400 per cent.
Canadians, eowever, thee [are that the laws are applied without discrimination. and that if Japan suffers it Is because she lats Hot declared a new level of pa.rity, though hetcurrency has fallen by sixty per reset.