German Democratic Republic (GDR): Proposed Agreement on Economic and Industrial Cooperation between the German Democratic Republic and UK
1 January 1982
A file of correspondence and reports concerning a proposed Anglo-East German agreement on economic and industrial cooperation. The documents include drafts of the proposed agreement, which provides for the development of cooperation in agriculture and food-processing, the automotive industry, chemicals, electrical engineering, energy, machine tools, and metallurgy. Other documents in the file cover the views of the Foreign Office, the British embassy in East Germany, and the British chemical industry on the proposed agreement; and concerns that some areas of cooperation may be counter to the regulations of the Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls, and may lead to East Germany obtaining information that would ordinarily be monetised through consultancy services. The file also covers the concerns of the Export Credits Guarantee Department on memoranda of understanding that include references to trade credits, suggesting a review of procedures.
agriculture trade united kingdom insurance trade agreements business chemicals engineering international relations loans metals motor vehicles trade embargoes economics and trade east germany Anglo-East German relations british foreign policy strategic trade controls Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (CoCom)