§ MR. HOLLAND (Salford, N.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether discriminating duties are still levied in Brazil against certain imports from Great Britain, and in favour of those from the United States; and, if so, whether he will endeavour to obtain more favourable treatment for British goods?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
The duties referred to continue to be levied, but the disability under which British trade with Brazil suffers in this respect has not ceased to receive the attention of Her Majesty's Legation at Rio de Janeiro as well as of the Foreign Office. As yet, however, the Brazilian Government have 1369 not been willing to conclude a Commercial Treaty with this country, or to grant complete most favoured nation treatment to British trade.