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NGOCommonwealth Industries Association
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Background InformationThe Commonwealth Industries Association was one of a number of groups on the right wing of British politics that sought the strengthening of the political and economic unity of the British Empire/Commonwealth, principally through the maintenance of preferential tariff barriers, a policy partly fulfilled by the 1932 Ottawa preference agreements. In 1947, the Association absorbed the British Empire League (BEL), although the latter organisation continued to maintain a separate identity, and ultimately closed in the 1950s. Source: Barberis et al _Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations_ 2000 pp94-5
Year Created1923
Year Ended1970s
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesEmpire Industries Association (1923-1958); Commonwealth and Empire Industries Association (1958-1960); British Empire League (BEL)
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KeywordsInternational relations and international affairs.
Last Edited ByJRM at 02/03/2007 17:29:32