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SUEZ CANAL TOLLS

U.S. Pressing Britain For Relief HEAVY TRAFFIC THIS YEAR Rec. 10. WASHINGTON, July 20. The United States is pressing Britain for relief from Suez Canal tolls on American ships redeploying forces to the Pacific. ; - The Foreign Economic Administration disclosed that the United States Government had several times requested Britain to absorb the Suez Canal charges under reverse lend-lease, but Britain declined on the ground that the tolls must be paid in Egyptian pounds. The administration pointed out that the United States lend-leased all Panama Canal charges on British sh£swhich now totalled 9,000.000 dollars, while the United States had paid 11,345,000 dollars in Suez Canal tolls since January 1, 1945.

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SUEZ CANAL TOLLS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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SUEZ CANAL TOLLS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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