Japanese Foreign Trade Expansion

Archive Report

Movement for Restriction of Imports from Japan

Chaotic Conditions in the American cotton textile industry, manifested in depressed prices, mill shutdowns, and drastic curtailments of production, are held by textile manufacturers to be largely due to the considerable increase during recent months in imports of cotton cloth from Japan. Demands by textile interests that higher tariff duties or import quotas, or both, be imposed on Japanese textiles have been reinforced with similar demands from manufacturers of pottery, woolens, and other products, and in the last few weeks a strong movement has developed to exclude Japanese products from the American market.

Present agitation in the United States for restraints on Japanese competition is symptomatic of the world-wide trade war that has been waged against Japan during the ...

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