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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)

Morocco,   pp. 858-880 PDF (8.5 MB)


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one of the conditions laid down by this Government as prerequisite
to its adherence to the Tangier Statute.
  The draft of a treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation, which
the Department proposes to negotiate concurrently with the capitu-
lations convention, conforms substantially, except for the omission
of the articles concerning consular officers, with treaties of friendship,
commerce and consular rights now in force between the United States
and numerous other countries, of which that with Norway 39 may be
cited as an example. Copies of the last named are enclosed. The
principal modifications which have been introduced in the draft com-
mercial convention with France concerning Morocco, have to do with
the addition of references to quotas, monopolies, and exchange con-
trol, similar to those now forming part of this Government's standard
trade agreement provisions.
  You are authorized to acquaint the interested officials of the Foreign
Office informally with such of the foregoing as may appear to you to be
appropriate.
  Very truly yours,                    For the Secretary of State:
                                                 HUGH R. WILSON
781.003/60: Telegram
  The Charge in the United Kingdom (Johnson) to the Secretary
                             of State
                               LONDON, December 16, 1937-7 p. m.
                               [Received December 16-3: 40 p. m.]
  782. Your 485, December 11, 3 p. m.
  1. The Foreign Office is grateful for the expression of the Depart-
ment's views and is particularly interested in the definition of quotas.
  2. The French representatives arrived in London on December 13.
The negotiations have not yet proceeded to the point where there
has been any mention of quotas.
  3. Reference inquiries in Murray's letter of September 27: 40
  (a) As I understand the view of the Foreign Office, they are will-
ing to give Morocco most-favored-nation treatment in Great Britain
on a basis of reciprocity, meaning that they will require most-favored-
nation treatment in Morocco on the same basis as France or any other
most-favored-nation;
  (b) The assumption in Murray's letter that there was no thought
in the minds of the British that in signing the Convention of July 29,
1937, they were giving up in any way their capitulatory rights in the
Spanish zone is correct.
   Signed at Washington, June 5, 1928, Foreign Relation8, 1928, vol. ina,
p. 646.
 40   printed.
MOROCCO
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