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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

Poland,   pp. 525-563 PDF (14.2 MB)

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for all products when the trade agreement was concluded, not merely
for products specifically- covered in the agreement.
- On the question of -quota allotments, the discussion brought- out the
point that Poland's main interest is to avoid openly agreeing to allot
quotas on a proportionate basis by name. Poland might consider a
formula which would provide that, with reference to products on
which specific quantities were allocated in the agreement and on which
the global quota might be increased, the American quota would be
increased correspondingly.
  Mr. Wankowicz then stated that his Government is anxious to avoid
the application of our countervailing duties. Mr. Sayre replied that
we' could not change Section 303 of the Tariff Act,4 as this provision
of the law is, mandatory and allows the Executive no discretion.
  Mr. Wankowicz stated that he would call on Mr. Hawkins later to
discuss further the bases for negotiations.
611.60C31/159: Telegram
  The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Poland (Cudahy)
                          WASHINGTON, February 15, 1937-6 p. m;n
  11. Your 13, February 10, 6 p. M.5 Informal discussions have taken
place at the initiative of the Polish Embassy between the Embassy
and the Department with a view to ascertaining whether there is any
basis for entering into negotiations for the conclusion of a trade agree-
ment with Poland. No decision has yet been reached by the Depart-
ment with regard to the opening of negotiations.
Memorandum of Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of Trade
                     Agreements (Hawkins)
                               [WASHINGTONJ] February 17, 1937.
[Participants: ] Mr. Witold Wankowicz, Counselor of Polish
                 Mr. Sylvester Gruszka, Consul General of Poland;
                 Mr. Harry C. Hawkins.
  In accordance with the arrangement made at the meeting in Mr.
Sayre's office on February 3, Mr. Wankowicz and Mr. Gruszka called
  'Approved June 17,1930; 46 Stat. 590,687.
  ' Not printed.

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