1. Trade agreements exist between Canada and Poland, Czechoslovakia and communist China. Canada has no trade agreements in force with Hungary or Bulgaria.
Canada and Poland exchange most favoured nation tariff treatment under a convention of commerce effective August 15, 1936, which also provides for schedules tariff concessions applicable to specified goods.
Canada and Czechoslovakia are contracting parties to the general agreement on tariffs and trade.
Canada entered into a modus vivendi with nationalist China in 1946 providing for the exchange of most favoured nation tariff treatment and this agreement is still in existence.
2. During the period January 1 to September 30, 1953, the following were the principal items of export to these countries:
Poland: lard, $121,477; medicinal preparations, $12,966; settlers' effects, $6,240; donations and gifts, $6,500.
Czechoslovakia: medicinal preparations,
$82,180; settlers' effects, $2,370; donations and gifts, $768.
Hungary: sweet clover seed, $4,536; crested wheat grass seed, $1,221; grass seed, n.o.p., $4,500.
Bulgaria: donations and gifts, $453.
Communist China: nil.
3. The value of exports to these countries during the calendar year 1952 and the period January 1 to September 30, 1953, was as follows:-
Poland $ 69,351
Czechoslovakia ... 366,629
Communist China. **
**Not separately recorded prior to January 1, 1953.
4 and 5. Aluminum shipments to these countries were as follows:
Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, 1953
Calendar year 1950
China, including Taiwan
During the calendar years 1951 and 1952 and during the period January 1 to September 30, 1953, there ware no shipments of aluminum to these countries.