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Real Tribunal de Comercio de Manila
Real Tribunal de Comercio de Manila: Manuscript on Philippine Cuban Trade. 1842
1842. Spanish Manila Seeks New-World MarketsReal Tribunal de Comercio de Manila.[Manuscript. 19th c. Expansion of Philippine Cuban Trade].Manila: 1842. [9] manuscript pages. Folio. Disbound. First edition. A very good copy, stitching lacking, ink burn on final leaf. Item #43250 With the independence of the Spanish colonies in the Americas, and the end of the Galleon trade, the Philippines could no longer rely on protected markets in Latin America nor on Mexican subsidies to sustain their trade. Commercial isolation was no longer possible. Thus the port of Manila was finally opened to unrestricted foreign trade and the Real Compania de Filipinas was dissolved and replaced by the Real Tribunal de Comercio de Manila, in January 1834 under the progressive administration of Pasqual Enrile y Alcedo, General of the Philippines. In this document, eight years after this transition began, the Board of Commerce of the Philippines reaches out to President and Delegates of the Royal Board of Development of Cuba (Junta de Fomento de Cuba), to establish trade relations as part of Manila's strategy to increase trade links with the Americas, noting that Spain and other European nations have benefitted from trade with the Philippines due to its close proximity to important Asian markets, especially China. They argue that the Philippines ports are quite advantageous to use, especially for items coming from China as well as from the Philippines. A description of some products follows including those that the Philippines were especially eager to sell into foreign markets: Abaca (in stick), coco … [Click Below for Full Description]
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