Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday, answering my hon. friend from Fort William (Mr. Manion) regarding trade treaty negotiations, I said that:
As regards Cuba, as my hon. friend knows, there is an agreement at present in force. I think I advised the house early in the session that we have a most favoured nation agreement with Cuba pending negotiations in connection with a treaty.
I should have added, as I think I did in making the first statement, that in the agreement between Cuba and the United States, dated December 11, 1902, article 3 provides:
Articles of United States shall be admitted into Cuba at a reduction of 20 per cent.
Article 8 of the same agreement stipulates that:
This preferential shall continue during the term of the convention in respect to like imports from other countries.
So we have not the same conditions as have the United States.
Subtopic: TRADE TREATIES WITH GERMANY AND CUBA