In This Review

World Trade Policies
World Trade Policies
By Henry Chalmers
University of California Press, 1953, 546 pp

As Chief of the Division of Foreign Tariffs in the Department of Commerce for 20 years and then as the Department's Adviser on Commercial Policy since 1941, Mr. Chalmers has been at the center of a tremendous reporting system that provided him with documentary information, interpretation and analysis of the measures affecting foreign trade taken by governments throughout the world. It has been his great service all these years to reduce this material to fairly brief compass and intelligible, authoritative form. Now all these essays and surveys, covering the period 1920-1953, have been brought together in a sizeable volume that provides the quickest means we have of discovering the main features of world trading arrangements at any given moment during this period.