East Africa and Rhodesia Newspaper of March 17,1955, Issue No. 1588

Volume Ref: EAR_1955_M036816

  • Strong protests against the 10% increase on freight rates between the United Kingdom and East Africa has been made by the Dar es Salaam chamber of Commerce .In a letter to the Association Of chambers of Commerce and Industry of Eastern Africa ,the letter stressed that those who would be hardest hit would be the East Africa exporters who had to sell in a climate of falling prices; importers could at least pass on the charges. Marginal producers would have to go out of business altogether, for unlike the large sisal and maize producers whose rates had risen by only 5% ,the small man could not bring pressure to bear on the shipping companies.
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