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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)

Czechoslovakia,   pp. 238-258 PDF (7.3 MB)


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CZECHOSlLOVAK A25
611.60F31/531: Telegram
  The Secretary of State to the Minister in Czechoslovakia (Carr)
                          WASHINGTON, December 20, 1937-noon.
  52. Your telegram 73, December 14, 4 p. m., last paragraph. The
memorandum enclosed with despatch 209 of September 15 was meant
to cover both import licenses and fixed quantitative restrictions.
While we regret that there may have been confusion in the minds of
the Czechoslovaks with regard to just what we had in mind, it seems
evident to us that there is no great distinction between fixed quantita-
tive allocations, that is fixed quotas, and the arbitrary restriction and
control of trade through an import permit system. Under a fixed
quantitative allocation American exporters know just how much of
any commodity they may export to Czechoslovakia within a given
period. Where there is no fixed quantitative allocation the American
exporter has no idea how much of a given commodity may be exported.
Either system involves quantitative limitation, otherwise the system
of import permits has no purpose.
                                                          HULL
DISCONTINUANCE BY CZECHOSLOVAK GOVERNMENT OF PAYMENT
  OF BOUNTIES ON CERTAIN EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES FOL-
  LOWING REPRESENTATIONS BY THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
611.60F8/1: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Charge in Czechoslovakia (Chapin)
                              WASHINGTON, April 13,1937-1 p. m.
  10. The Treasury has official information that the Government of
Czechoslovakia may pay or bestow bounties or grants on exports from
that country as follows: barley 30 crowns; malt 40 crowns; rye 38
crowns; oats 36 crowns per 100 kilograms. The information shows
that exporters of malt now receive certificates from the Czechoslovak
Government which entitle them to the remission of customs duties
on the importation into Czechoslovakia of certain designated articles,
and it appears likely that exporters of the other commodities may
receive such certificates in the future. It is considered that the remis-
sion of customs duties upon imports in consideration of the exporta-
tion of the commodities mentioned involves a payment of a bounty or
bestowal of a grant upon exportation within the purview of Section
303 of the Tariff Act of 1930,25 and a declaration of bounty pursuant
to that Section is in contemplation.
0 46 Stat. 590, 687.
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