1st Edition

Britain Under Protection
An Examination of the Government's Protectionist Policy

ISBN 9781138297050
Published March 17, 2019 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

When this book was published in 1934, Britain had been a protectionist country for three years. The Import Duties Act and the Ottawa Agreements were based upon four main principles – the use of the tariff as an instrument of revenue, its use as a bargaining weapon, its use as a means of protecting domestic manufacturers, and its use as a means of fostering trade within the British Empire. This book is a valuable analysis of the years of protectionism, measuring the effects on the country’s trade and economy.

Table of Contents

1. The Crisis of 1931  2. The New Duties  3. The Advisory Committee  4. Retaliation  5. Bargaining  6. Anomalies and Interference  7. Prices  8. New Tariff Factories  9. Conflict of Interests  10. Disillusionment  11. Log Rolling  12. The Ottawa Agreements I  13. The Ottawa Agreements II  14. Agriculture and Quotas  15. Iron and Steel  16. Shipping  17. ‘Dumping’  18. The ‘Balance of Trade’  19. Tariffs for Revenue  20. Unemployment and Production  21. The Folly of Economic Nationalism

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