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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

Italy,   pp. 435-506 PDF (27.1 MB)

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language of the Article as originally proposed by this Government:
Strike out the words "dominion as sovereign thereof" and insert
lieu thereof the word "jurisdiction." The last clauses of the Article
will then read "claim and exercise jurisdiction, except the Panama
Canal Zone."
  For your personal information, it is our intention on the one hand
that the language of the Article as thus amended shall not recognize
Italian sovereignty over Ethiopia, but on the other hand requires that
the treaty provisions shall be applied there.
  Article 21. Italy has accepted the American draft as last proposed
by this Government.
  It is, however, necessary to raise the question of the omission of the
last paragraph of this Article in view of the fact that the provision
is not applicable to the situation existing since the joint notice of
termination of the treaty of 1871 was given.
  Article 22. Italy has accepted the American draft.
  The Department suggests that the words "For the United States of
America" and "For Italy" be used at the end above the signatures
the plenipotentiaries.
711.652/131b: Telegram
    The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)
                            WASHINGTON, December 2, 1937-7 p. m.
  187. Your telegram No. 492, November 29, 6 p. m.43 The Depart-
ment is prepared to accept the exemption from the provisions of
article VIII of the preferences to Austria set forth in list A," but
it is
unwilling to accept exemption of those set forth in list B.45
  Hence you are requested to make the following counter proposal:
Add the following sub-paragraph to the last paragraph of Article 19.
  " (4) Tariff advantages now accorded by Italy to Austria, and until
December 31, 1937, advantages now accorded by Italy to Albania,
Bulgaria, Hungary, and Yugoslavia".
  You are requested to seek from the Italian Government a confirma-
tion that their understanding of the meaning of the word "now"
the same as ours, namely, that it limits the preferences to those set
forth in list A. In the event that the treaty should not be signed before
  "Not printed.
  HList A sets forth the preferences granted to Austria by Italy to be continued
in effect after January 1, 1938, listed according to description of merchandise,
percentage of reduction in duty, and customs quotas in quintals.
  45 List B sets forth the preferences which the Italian Government reserved
right to grant Austria after July 1, 1938.

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