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Japanese Trade Studies, Special Industry Analysis No. 16 - Hides and Skins, Tanning Materials, Leather, and Leather Manufactures

Japanese Trade Studies, Special Industry Analysis No. 16 - Hides and Skins, Tanning Materials, Leather, and Leather Manufactures

Date May 1945
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 22
Folder Japanese Trade Studies, Special Industry Analysis No. 1 - 25
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
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Report prepared for the Foreign Economic Administration by a member of the staff of the United States Tariff Commission. This study focuses on the Hides and Skins, Tanning Materials, Leather and Leather Manufactures in Japan's economy. Entered as Defense Document 500-A-16. Handwritten note states "Reproduce all. Smith." Gives an historic overview of how, under normal trade circumstances, "the leather industry was dependent on foreign sources for supply." Gives detailed figures for net imports over various years. Finds that the "continued existence of the Japanese leather and leather goods industries appears essential to the Japanese economy." Advises how to revive and sustain the exports of leather industry to China and other Asiatic countries in order to rebuild the economy. [Note: Date field reflects when the original document was written and not the date the IPS reproduced the document for inclusion in evidence]
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