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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

Turkey,   pp. 941-958 PDF (6.1 MB)

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    3. Mohair.
    4. Hazelnuts, shelled and unshelled.
    5. Walnuts, shelled and unshelled.
    6. Pistachio nuts, shelled and unshelled.
    7. Pine nuts (kernels), shelled.
    8. Olive oil in containers weighing less- than 40 pounds and in
       containers weighing 40 pounds or more.
    9. Almonds, shelled and unshelled.
    10. Tobacco.
  At the same time there was also communicated the following list
of articles of American origin and manufacture in which the Turkish
Government will grant tariff reductions:
    1. Machinery.
    2. Motors.
    3. Automobiles and trucks.
    4. Radios.
    5. Typewriters.
    6. Rubber goods, including automobile tires, mechanical goods,
      et cetera.
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f11.6731/211: Telegram
  The Secretary of State to the Charge in Turkey (Wa8hington)
                             WASHINGTON, August 13, 1937-6 p. m.
  66. In the light of your discussions with the Turkish authorities and
of our studies in progress, we consider a basis exists for trade agree-
ment negotiations. This was determined prior to the receipt of
your 39, August 9, 5 p. m.
  You should advise the Turkish authorities of this decision, but in
so doing obtain confirmation of their position regarding the basis for
such negotiations and acquaint them with our procedure. Care
should be taken to avoid conveying the impression that the informal
lists transmitted in your telegram under reference may serve as an
approved basis of negotiations. There has been no opportunity to
consider some of the items contained therein.
  In advising the Turkish authorities, you should emphasize that the
basis for negotiations includes the unconditional most-favored-nation
principle in respect of all forms of trade control (an indication of the
application of the principle may be found in the general provisions
of trade agreements between the United States and other countries,
e. g., Switzerland) and also a Turkish understanding that this Gov-
ernment is not in general in a position to grant concessions to Turkey
on products of which Turkey is not the principal or an important
supplier to the United States.

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