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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

Yugoslavia,   pp. 584-595 ff. PDF (4.3 MB)

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  (4) In view of the close economic relations which exist between
Yugoslavia and those other countries of which a large and substantial
part was formerly included in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this
Government would be ready to give sympathetic consideration to any
proposals which the Yugoslav Government may make concerning spe-
cial favors it may desire to accord to the trade of these countries in
derogation of the formula indicated in paragraph (1) above.
  (5) However, this Government is ready to give sympathetic con-
sideration to any further proposals which the Yugoslav Government
may wish to make, bearing in mind the essentials of this Government's
commercial policy as set forth above, and in the note which was de-
livered to the Yugoslav Minister in Washington on December 17, 1936.
    The Yugoslav Minister (Fotitch) to the Secretary of State 1
                                 WASHINGTON, November 11, 1937.
  My DEAR MR. SECRETARY: With reference to your memorandum of
June 4, 1937, with which you had the kindness to send me the propo-
sals of your Government for the regulation of commercial relations be-
tween our two countries, I have the honor to send you herewith
enclosed the proposals of the Yugoslav Government. At this occasion
I would like to point out that the Royal Government, in drawing up
these proposals, was animated by the desire to meet the wishes of the
American Government to the utmost, in order to bring about the
improvement and strengthening of commercial relations between our
two countries.
  Accept [etc.]                             CONSTANTIN FOTITCH
  Yugoslav Proposals for the Regulation of Commercial Relations
            Between Yugoslavia and the United States
  The Yugoslav Government is willing to allow for the year 1938 the
-import from the United States of all those articles which in Yugo-
-slavia are subject to permits of import, to the value of 32 million
dinars or to the extent to which the export of those articles amounted
in 1935, at the time when restrictions did not exist and which year
has been the most favorable for the export from the United States
into Yugoslavia.
  The distribution of that sum on individually controlled articles
would be the same as in 1935. According to that, for instance, the
"Handed to the Under Secretary of State on November 12.

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