Story: International economic relations

Empire Trade Commission, 1913

Empire Trade Commission, 1913

The UK government appointed a trade commission to investigate trading conditions in the British dominions in the aftermath of the 1911 imperial conference. The commissioners, who included the popular novelist H. Rider Haggard, spent several weeks in New Zealand in early 1913. The commission’s leisurely progress was eventually interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War, and it did not report until 1918.

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Reference: Poverty Bay Herald, 25 March 1913, p. 3

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - Britain and New Zealand, 1900 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010