§ MR. H. FARQUHARSON (Dorset, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade what countries permit the importation of goods from any foreign country at a more favourable rate than goods from the United Kingdom?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
In the Spanish West Indies, Brazil, and San Domingo the produce of the United States is admitted at a more favourable rate than the produce of the United Kingdom. Brazil and Portugal grant more favourable treatment to goods from each other than they extend to like products imported from elsewhere.
§ COLONEL HOWARD VINCENT
Have any attempts been made to obtain the introduction into Brazil of British goods on equally advantageous terms with American?
§ SIR E. GREY
Yes, Sir; efforts have been made and negotiations opened, but Brazil has not at present shown any willingness to enter into an arrangement.