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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

Estonia,   pp. 259-274 PDF (5.6 MB)

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specific items, it is unlikely that concessions could be granted to
Estonia on some of the products mentioned because of Estonia's rank
as a supplier.
  Your (3). The Department knows of no prohibition on imports
of shale oil. You should ascertain exact nature of Estonian complaint
and inform the Department by mail.
  2. For your information, with regard to the possible extension of
the present treaty with Estonia Dep[artmen]t sees no reason for de-
parting from the procedure used last year which would involve the
withdrawal by the Estonian Government on some date prior to May
21, 1937, of its notice of intention to modify the treaty as notified in
its note of April 22, 1936,'5 followed by a new notice of intention to
modify the treaty. Instructions regarding this matter subsequently
will be sent to you.
  3. Copies of the general provisions for inclusion in trade agree-
ments will be sent to Riga and Tallinn.
  4. Legation at Tallinn should inform Department by cable imme-
diately draft mentioned in your paragraph (5) is received, stating
date on which it will be mailed.
    The Charge in Estonia (Leonard) to the Secretary of State
No. 142 (Diplomatic)                       TALLINN, April 3, 1937.
                                              [Received April 17.]
  SIR: I have the honor to refer to Minister Lane's despatch No. 481
of March 31, 1937 from Riga,16 acknowledging the receipt of the De-
partment's telegram No. 18 regarding negotiations for a trade agree-
ment with Estonia. In this connection, reference is also made to Min-
ister Lane's despatch No. 128 of March 16, 1937 from Tallinn and
to my despatch No. 132 of March 18, 1937.'7
  After receiving a copy of Minister Lane's despatch No. 481 to-
gether with a copy of the Department's telegram No. 18, I immedi-
ately made arrangements to see Minister Selter and Mr. Wirgo, when
I conveyed orally the substance of paragraph No. 1 of the Depart-
ment's telegraphic instruction No. 18. I indicated to Mr. Wirgo
and to Minister Selter that the Department was gratified to learn
that Estonia was prepared to negotiate a trade agreement with the
s See telegram No. 4, April 22, 1936, 4 p. m., from the Charge in Estonia,
Foreign Relations, 1936, vol. ii, p. 67.
  6Not printed.
  7 Neither printed.
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