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Reciprocal Agreement Between Us And Canada
This Convention does not affect the tax privileges of diplomatic or consular representatives under the general rules of international law or the provisions of specific agreements. Canada tried to negotiate a new reciprocity contract, but the Americans committed to high tariffs and did not accept. Finally, the Prime Minister of Canada, John A. Macdonald, has established a Canadian customs system known as the National Policy. In 1911, a free trade agreement was rejected by voters in the 1911 elections.  After Confederation, Canadians wanted to extend the reciprocity agreement with the United States. Political leaders John A. Macdonald, George Brown, Charles Tupper and others made pilgrimages to Washington, without success. A notable disappointment was Macdonald`s failure to include a high degree of reciprocity in the 1871 Washington Treaty. After 1911, reciprocity played a less important role in Canada-U.S. relations. In 1935, the Mackenzie King Administration negotiated a trade agreement. In terms of removing trade barriers, it was much less important than the 1854 treaty.
In 1938, a new and more comprehensive agreement was signed. It granted additional concessions to Canada to those in the 1935 agreement. However, the 1938 agreement was suspended in 1948 after the two countries signed the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). 7. The bond exchange between the United States and Canada was terminated on August 2 and September 17, 1928, which exempted the double-rate taxation of ship profits. Its provisions expire for fiscal years beginning January 1 or after the effective date of this Convention. Reciprocity, a term used in Canada with respect to an agreement with the United States, which involves reciprocal reductions in tariffs. The agitation for reciprocity became political in Canada in 1846 during the period of discontent that followed Britain`s repeal of the corn laws. As a result, the British government was forced to begin negotiations in Washington for a mutual agreement, including the five North American colonies. The dispute over the rights of Great Britain and the United States in the North Atlantic fisheries has complicated reciprocity negotiations, but has increased the fear of a general solution by both governments.
In June 1854, Lord Elgin and W. L. Marcy, the U.S. Secretary of State, negotiated the treaty. Over the next ten years, reciprocity was little debated. In 1911, negotiations between President Taft and Canadian Finance Minister W. S. Fielding resulted in a reciprocal agreement that was to come into force through simultaneous laws in both countries. The agreement provided for the free trade of natural farm products (cereals, fruits, vegetables and livestock), low tax rates on natural products in secondary form (meat, preserves, flours, etc.) and on a large number of products, including agricultural equipment and engines, building materials and partially finished wood. Pulpwood was to be released by the United States when the provinces removed the embargo on the export of pulp from state-owned land.
The necessary legislation was passed by the United States Congress; but the Laurier government, which held a Dominion election primarily on the issue of reciprocity, was defeated. The full text of the agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada is available here.