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Tuesday, 17 November 1964

Senator WEDGWOOD asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Industry, upon notice -

l.   Yes.

1.   Does the United States Department of Commerce seek to stimulate interest in American manufactures and manufacturing methods through the United States Travel Service which advises that tours of manufacturing plants in all parts of America, including Hawaii and Alaska, can be arranged for visitors to the United States of America?

2.   Does the Department of Trade and Industry arrange for reciprocal treatment for visitors to Australia from the United States of America?

Senator HENTY - The answer to the honorable senator's question is as follows -

2.   Yes. The Department of Trade and Industry, with the co-operation of Australian firms, does arrange tours of Australian manufacturing plants for both American and other overseas visitors. Many firms conduct regular plant inspections which are available to all interested persons. On occasions, more detailed inspections of plants are arranged for visitors with special interests.

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