HC Deb 19 November 1928 vol 222 cc1395-6W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs with how many nations have we treaties with the most-favoured-nation Clause; and what are the earliest dates on which a denunciation can come into effect in different cases?


There are 41 treaties and agreements with foreign countries by virtue of which goods produced or manufactured in Great Britain and Northern Ireland at present enjoy most-favoured-nation treatment as regards Customs Duties. The earliest dates on which denunciation can come into effect are:

Date. No. of Treaties and Agreements.
26th July, 1937 1
30th March, 1936 1
11th February, 1935 1
9th February, 1933 1
29th. July, 1932 1
8th September, 1930 1
10th December, 1929 1
6th August, 1929 1
25th February, 1929 1
On conclusion of a new Agreement 1
Eight years after exchange of ratifications which has not yet been effected 1
At any time one year after notice 16
At any time six months after notice. 2
At any time three months after notice. 6
No provision made for denunciation 6

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