Governmental Foreign Trade Promotion Service in the United States

Chauncey Depew Snow
1921 The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science  
sense, but it has for years followed a definite course of foreign trade promotion. The amendments to the Federal Reserve Act culminating in the Edge Act, the Webb-Pomerene Act, the recent laws on shipping and marine insurance, the support of the activities of the Inter-American High Commission are all tangible, legislative action for foreign trade promotion. There may be a confusing range of congressional committees having a hand in the foreign trade matters, and ample signs of the ignorance of
more » ... of the ignorance of the right hand as to the action of the left, lack of a coordinating policy fitting the fragments into a workmanlike whole, but the spirit of promoting and encourageing foreign (rather, export) trade is indisputably there. Since 1904 we have had a central foreign trade information bureau (
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