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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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ernment as mentioned in your paragraph 3. The Department does not
wish to have this matter connected with the contemplated trade-agree-
ment negotiations, but, if you consider it desirable, you may endeavor
to obtain from the Turkish Government a fuller statement of their
views regarding it.
611.6731/241a: Telegram
    The Secretary of State to the Charge in Turkey (Kelley)
                           WASHINGTON, December 23, 1937-7 p. m.
  109. Referring to the Department's telegram No. 104, December
13, 1 p. M.,17 there is transmitted herewith a list of products in respect
of which the United States will consider the granting of concessions
to Turkey. The products with their tariff paragraphs are as follows:
  [Here follows list of products which are the same as those listed at
the end of press release printed in Department of State, Press Releases.
January 15, 1938, page 108.]
  Please bring this list to the attention of the Turkish Government
and endeavor to obtain its acquiescence to the publication of it as a
list to which consideration of possible concessions by the United States
to Turkey will be confined.'8
  In transmitting this list to the Turkish Government you should
point out (1) that the inclusion of a product on the list for publication
does not necessarily mean that a concession will be granted on such
a product; (2) that the products with respect to which the Turkish
Government has requested concessions which are not included in our
list are products of which Turkey is not the principal or a major
supplier of imports into the United States; (3) that if concessions
should be granted, however, on any of these products as a result of
trade agreements with other countries the benefits thereof would of
course under the terms of the proposed trade agreement with Turkey
be extended to that country. In this connection it should be stated
that crude beeswax has been bound on the free list in our trade agree-
ment with Brazil.
  You should also state informally to the Turkish authorities that
with respect to tariff paragraph 1116 (a), Oriental carpets, rugs, and
mats, etc., consideration of a concession will be restricted to those
types of Oriental rugs of particular interest to Turkey.
  As soon as notice of approval of the above list by the Turkish Gov-
ernment is received, we are prepared to publish the formal notice
17Not printed.
18 The Charge reported in telegram No. 1, January 7, 1938, 11 a. m., that
"Turkish Government approves publication of list" (611.6731/243).

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