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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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The Poli4,& Minister for Foreign Affairs (Beck) to the American
                Ambassador in Poland (Biddle) 10
                          [Translation] "
No. P.II.SZ.82/1/38                    WARSAW, January 12, 1938.
  MR. AMBASSADOR: On August 17, 1937, His Excellency the Secre-
tary of State, Mr. Cordell Hull, handed a note to the Charge d'Affaires
-a. i. of Poland, in which he presented in detail the point of view of the
United States Government concerning negotiations aiming at a com-
mercial convention between our two countries.
  The Polish Government has carefully examined the suggestions of
the United States Government contained in the above mentioned note,
and it has the honor to reply to that note as follows:
  As concerns the system mentioned in the beginning of the note and
applied in Poland in the field of the regulation of imports, the Polish
Government, after a detailed examination of this problem, has the
honor to inform that a modification of the system according to the
principles suggested by His Excellency the Secretary of State, Mr.
Hull, would not conform with the principles of Polish commercial
policy, the Polish Government would, nevertheless, be willing to facili-
tate the realization of an agreement as concerns the basic problem.
Following this principle the Polish Government suggests that a pro-
vision be made in the proposed convention between the two countries,
which would permit the correlation between the amount of American
imports to Poland and the capacity of absorption of the Polish market
for the import of various products at appropriate periods. It is in
this spirit that the Polish Government would authorize its delegation
to work out in common the technical details of an eventual agreement.
  As concerns the problems of sanitary clauses which were brought up
during the sojourn in Washington of Mr. Sokolowski, the Under
Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Industry and Commerce,
and which have again been raised in the above mentioned note, the
Polish Government wishes to express its great satisfaction at the will-
ingness of the United States Government to regulate this matter in
accordance with the proposals considered; it is understood that the
final details will be worked out in the course of direct negotiations.
  The Polish Government welcomes with satisfaction the understand-
ing which the United States Government has shown for the special
-- Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in his despatch No.
308, January 15, 1938; received January 25.
"File translation revised by the editors.

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