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President Kennedy Wants to Increase International Trade

Dec. 6, 1961 - President Kennedy appealed to industry today to support “new and bold” powers for him to bargain on tariff reductions with Western Europe in broad categories, instead of item by item. He depicted his program as a means of providing prosperity for all Americans by increased international trade and a way of strengthening the non-Communist world against “the long-range Communist aim of dividing and encircling us all.” Twenty-three hundred industrialists heard the President’s address at a luncheon of the National Association of Manufacturers opening its sixty-sixth Congress of American Industry at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.


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