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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)

Italy,   pp. 435-506 PDF (27.1 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1937, VOLUME II
portance of Article VIII to future trade relations we are hopeful
that it may have first consideration.
  There is also enclosed a memorandum which analyzes in detail the
differences between our original draft and the Italian draft of Article
VIII and explains the treatment accorded those differences in our
counter proposal. In several instances, specific suggestions are made
in the memorandum with respect to action to be taken by-the Em-
bassy. You are requested to consider such suggestions as if -they were
part of this instruction. Otherwise, the Embassy may make such use
of the memorandum as it may deem appropriate and expedient.
  Our proposal in respect of Article VIII is the result of diligent
effort to find a way whereby the foreign trade policies of the two
countries can be reconciled and we are hopeful that it may be accept-
able to Italy.
  Very truly yours,                     For the Secretary of State:
                                                 FRANCIS B. SAYRE
                           [Enclosure 1]
                     Redraft of Article VIII
  With respect to (1) the amount and collection of customs duties
or charges of any kind, including any accessory or additional duties
or charges, coefficients or increases imposed on or in connection with
importation, exportation, temporary importation, temporary expor-
tation, or warehousing or transit; (2) the method of levying or
collecting such duties, charges, coefficients or increases; (3) all rules
and formalities in connection with importation or exportation; and
(4) all laws or regulations affecting the sale, taxation, or use of im-
ported goods within the country; any advantage, favor, privilege or
immunity which has been or may hereafter be granted by either High
Contracting Party to any article originating in -or destined for any
third country, shall be accorded immediately and unconditionally to
the like article originating in or destined for the territory of the
other High Contracting Party.
  Neither of the High Contracting Parties shall establish or main-
tain any import or export prohibition or restriction on any article
originating in or destined for the territory of the other High Con-
tracting Party, which is not applied to the like article originating in
or destined for any third country. Any abolition of an import or
export prohibition or restriction which may be granted by either
High Contracting Party in favor of an article originating in or
destined for a third country shall be applied immediately and un-
conditionally to the like article originating in or destined for the
territory of the other High Contracting Party.
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