The Trade Relations of the British Empire
The growth of an 'imperial' outlook in colonial policy at the end of the nineteenth century led to calls for greater imperial integration, which prompted studies and scholarly works on the economic relations between Britain and its imperial possessions. This volume, first published in 1903 and written by the economist John William Root, explores both the internal and external trade relations in the British Empire and its constituent colonies. Focusing on the practical aspects of international trade, Root discusses the customs policies and tariffs, main imports and exports and external influences on trade of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the West Indies and Canada. Organised by geographical region, the book also discusses fiscal warfare and the effect of preferential trade tariffs, using Canada as an example. This volume provides a detailed analysis of the system of trade regulations and their impact on imperial trade in the early twentieth century.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Drift of Australasian TradeInfluence of the Suez Canal
The Foreign Trade op India
Miscellaneous Possessions and Protectorates
Other editions - View all
actually advantage afford agricultural American amount anyrate Australasia Australia balance Britain British Empire British exports British manufacturers British possessions British trade Canada Canadian Cape Colony cent Ceylon China colonial trade commercial commodities competition consequently considerable consumer consumption continent cotton customs customs union deal demand destined Dingley tariff direct Dominion dutiable duty East economic enjoys entirely Europe existing extent favour figures fiscal foreign countries foreign trade France free trade Germany gold Government increased India instance interests island latter less ment merchandise merchants monopoly movement Natal natural nearly political population portion ports preferential tariff principally produce profit prosperity purchased quantities Queensland regards requires result shipped South Africa South Australia South Wales Straits Settlements subsidy sugar supply surplus territory tion trade returns transhipment Transvaal United Kingdom wants West Africa West Indies Western Australia wheat wool Zealand