Reciprocity treaty


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a treaty concluded between two countries, conferring equal privileges as regards customs or charges on imports, or in other respects.

See also: Reciprocity

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With the looming threat of an American invasion and the cancellation of the Canadian-American Reciprocity Treaty, the Canadian colonies look to unite.
McDougall was in Washington to negotiate the Reciprocity Treaty. Lincoln.
The American military has had a presence in Hawaii since use of Pearl River (Pearl Harbor) was provided by the 1876 Reciprocity Treaty during the reign of King David Kalakaua.
The signing of the Reciprocity Treaty between Great Britain and the United States in 1854 created an immediate demand for many Canadian products, especially flour.
In March 1865, the Americans gave notice they intended to cancel the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854.
Prior to Confederation and especially in the mid-1800s, the Maritime provinces prospered on an economy based on staple resources such as timber and the fisheries as well as shipbuilding and coal production aided greatly in later years by the Reciprocity Treaty with the United States.
So too the purposes of tariff policy expanded, from an initial preoccupation with revenue collection, to a growing desire for "incidental protection' during the Reciprocity Treaty era, to the articulation of a broad "harmony of interests' nurtured by "protective nationalism' in the mid-1870s.