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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

New Zealand,   pp. 203-217 ff. PDF (5.5 MB)


Page 203


                       NEW ZEALAND
INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPROV-
  ING TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND NEW
  ZEALAND'
611.47H81/98
Memorandum by the Assistant Chief of the Division of Trade Agree-
  ments (Deimel) of Conversations With New Zealand Government
  Officials, July 1k, 13, and 14, 1937
  In fulfillment of the desire expressed by Mr. Walter Nash, Minister
of Finance and Customs of New Zealand, that he and the New Zealand
officials accompanying him be given opportunity to discuss trade rela-
tions between New Zealand and the United States on the occasion of
their visit to Washington on the way back to Wellington, following
the Imperial Conference at London, a series of meetings were held
in the State Department.
  These meetings took place on the afternoon of July 12, the morning
and afternoon of July 13, and the morning and afternoon of July 14.
Mr. Nash himself attended during a part of four of the five sessions.
Other New Zealand officials who attended were:
    Mr. J. P. D. Johnsen of the Department of Commerce of New
          Zealand (an oflicial of the New Zealand customs organi-
          zation);
    Dr. Sutch, Economic Adviser to Mr. Nash;
    Mr. J. W. Collins, Trade Commissioner of New Zealand for
          Eastern United States and Canada;
    Mr. W. J. Stevenson, Customs Expert for New Zealand in the
          United States.
  By previous arrangement members of the Country Committee on
the British Dominions of the trade-agreements organization were
invited to attend these discussions. The attendance for the United
States accordingly included:
    (1) For the State Department:
          Mr. Minter, of Eu; 2
          Mr. Deimel and Mr. Southworth, of TA;
          Consul General Bucklin.
 'For previous correspondence respecting trade relations between the United
States and New Zealand, see Foreign Relations, 1935, vol. ii, pp. 69 if.
2 fivision of European Affairs.
  Division of Trade Agreements.
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