Curb on Japs’ Palestine Trade Aired at Geneva

The Mandates Commission of the League of Nations today completed its hearing on Palestine. It will present its report at the September session of the League of National Council.

The Mandates Commission took up the question of blocking the Japanese trade expansion into Palestine. In view of the fact that Japan is no longer a member of the League of Nations, the question was discussed as to whether she should continue to enjoy the same customs privileges as other countries enjoy in Palestine as members of the League.

It was reported at the session of the Mandates Commission that Japan now occupies seventh place in Palestine imports and that it is continuing to flood Palestine with cheap products with a view to reaching third place.

A final decision on the Japanese trade issue will be adopted by the Mandates Commission at its next session in the Fall. At this session it was announced that the Palestine imports from Japan in 1934 totaled about $3,000,000, as compared with $1,750,000 in 1933.

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