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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)

Norway,   pp. 517-524 PDF (2.7 MB)


Page 524


524          FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1937, VOLUME n
oil on a proper competitive basis with tallow and with palm oil-was
a surprise and would distinctly disappoint Norwegian whaling in-
terests. I said, in reply, that since the original conversations, taxes
had been levied on the competitive oils and that if we would restore
th16 stare quo ante we would have to consider the changed conditions.
I said that the fairest thing seemed to me to seek to place whale oil
on a true competitive basis with these other interchangeable com-
modities. I added that how great a cut we could make in the whale
oil duty would depend upon the result of our studies if and when we
undertake actual negotiations.
                                            F[RANCIS] B. S[AyRiE1


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