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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1934. The American Republics
(1934)

Colombia,   pp. 66-85 PDF (7.2 MB)


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made applicable to all articles enumerated and described in Schedule I.
This would, of course, involve the omission of Schedule III of the
Agreement signed December 15, 1933.
  Article IV as thus revised would provide (a) for national and most-
favored-nation treatment with respect to national or federal internal
taxes on all articles, whether or not included in the appended Sched-
ules; (b) a limitation on the absolute amount of national or federal
internal taxes on articles enumerated and described in the Schedules;
and (c) reciprocal national and most-favored-nation treatment with
respect to state or departmental, and municipal taxes on all articles
enumerated and described in the Schedules.
  With reference to the tariff concessions set forth in Schedule II of
the Agreement signed December 15, 1933, the Government of the
United States is prepared to add the following articles to the list of
products on which customs concessions would be granted by the United
States to Colombia:
  (1) Paragraph 10 (Tariff Act of 1930 14) -Tolu balsam, natural
and uncompounded, not containing alcohol; present duty 10%o ad
valorem; proposed new duty, 5%o ad valorem.
  (2) Paragraph 35 (Tariff Act of 1930)-ipecac, natural and un-
compounded, but advanced in value or condition by any process or
treatment whatever beyond that essential to proper packing and the
prevention of decay or deterioration pending manufacture, and not
containing alcohol; present duty 10% ad valorem; proposed new
duty 5%o ad valorem.
  (35 Paragraph 762 (Tariff Act of 1930)-castor beans; present
duty one-half of 1 cent per pound; proposed new duty, one-fourth of
1 cent per pound.
  With reference to the proposed tariff concessions by Colombia on
products of the United States included in Schedule I of the Agree-
ment signed December 15, 1933, the Government of the United States
invites attention to the fact that certain of the rates of duty in the
Colombian tariff, particularly those on agricultural products, are
extremely high and would remain so even if they were reduced as
provided for in Schedule I of the Agreement signed December 15,
1933. Therefore, the Government of the United States would appre-
ciate such consideration as the Government of the Republic of Colom-
bia may be disposed to give to the possibility of granting some further
reductions in such duties.
  With reference to the matter of foreign exchange control, the Gov-
ernment of the United States proposes that there be included in a
separate exchange of notes, to be entered into concurrently with the
proposed trade agreement, provisions on this subject designed recipro-
cally to protect the interests of the two countries.
  WASHINGTON, December 10, 1934.
  >' 46 Stat. 590.
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