Story: Overseas trade policy

Aid for Britain

Aid for Britain

Posters such as this were often displayed at agricultural and pastoral (A & P) shows from 1947 to 1949 by the Aid for Britain National Council. Following the Second World War Britain committed itself to buying all of New Zealand’s exportable surplus of butter, cheese and meat. But this arrangement did not last − by the late 1950s New Zealand was faced with the problem of growing production and a shrinking market.

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Reference: Eph-D-INTERNATIONAL-1947-01

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Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley, 'Overseas trade policy - The post-war economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley, published 11 Mar 2010