British imperial preference in relation to Australia
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British imperial preference in relation to Australia by Vincent Francis Cleary

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Published by The Catholic university of America in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Australia,
  • Great Britain,
  • Australia.,
  • Great Britain.


  • Tariff -- Australia.,
  • Tariff -- Great Britain.,
  • Imperial federation.,
  • Australia -- Commerce.,
  • Great Britain -- Commercial policy.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Rev. Vincent F. Cleary.
LC ClassificationsHF2487 .C6 1934
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 90 p.
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6307805M
LC Control Number34020597

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Imperial Preference was a system of reciprocally-enacted tariffs or free trade agreements between constituent units of the British Empire. As Commonwealth Preference, the proposal was later revived in regard to the members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Joseph Chamberlain, the powerful colonial secretary from until , argued vigorously that Britain could compete with its growing.   James Barr’s beautifully written and deeply researched book covers 25 years of competition between Britain and the US for hegemony in the Middle East. British “imperial preference. THE BRITISH IMPERIAL PREFERENCE SYSTEM SUMMARY Relation to the proposed International Trade Organization, - I. Background of the Ottawa Conference, The Ottawa agreements, - Effects on Empire trade, - II. Effects of Imperial Preference on the United States: United Kingdom, ; Canada, ; Australia, ; New. He is the author of Australia and the British Embrace: The Demise of the Imperial Ideal (); and he has edited British Culture and the End of Empire (). He is co-editing a documentary history of Australia's changing ties to Britain in the decolonisation era, as well as researching a major study of "The End of Greater Britain.".

  Summary. Relation to the proposed International Trade Organization, — I. Background of the Ottawa Conference, — The Ottawa agreements, — EffectsCited by: Imperial preference, historically, a commercial arrangement in which preferential rates (i.e., rates below the general level of an established tariff) were granted to one another by constituent units of an empire. Imperial preference could also include other sorts of preference, such as favourable consideration in the allocation of public contracts, indirect subsidies to shipping, and.   THE British imperial preference system was born out of the union of political exaltation and economic uneasiness. The British Crown emerged from the imperial campaigns, of which the Boer War was the last, with immense new territories. British settlements throughout the world were swept by a feeling of triumphant national by: 1. British finance is predominantly invested in banking, insurance, other forms of finance and land including city real estate, while there is of course British industry in Australia such as Imperial Chemical Industries, Unilever, Courtaulds. Reference has been made to the development of a certain entrepreneurial Australian bourgeoisie.

Australia, as part of the British Empire, was no exception. Christopher Waters here examines Australia’s role in Britain’s policy of appeasement from the time Hitler came to power in through to the declaration of war on September 3, Cited by: 5. In the latter chapters Andrews reviews the position of Indian dispersion in the pacific, and reviews the relation of India itself to the pacific countries and Europe at a time when the British Empire was experiencing a great fall in prestige. There are also chapters that contain matters of specific interest to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. In these circumstances, Sir Wilfrid Laurier made the first move in the direction of imperial preferences in when he brought into effect a budget remitting 25 per cent. of the Canadian import duties when goods were of British origin. This "imperial preference" was increased to 33 1/3 per cent. in ; and it was the intention of the. PART 2: DOCUMENTS ON IMPERIAL ECONOMIC POLICY. 1. The United Kingdom Government commits itself to Imperial Preference and Empire Settlement at the first Imperial War Cabinet, 2. The Cabinet Committee on teh Trade Relations of the United Kingdom with the Empire broods upon a system of Imperial Preference, 3.