Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 49 Part 2.djvu/1979

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RECIPROCAL TRADE-CANADA. EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CHARGE D'AFFAIRES AD INTERIM OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA The Secretary oj State (Hull) to the Charge d'Affaires ad interim rj the Dominion oj Canada (Wrong) , SIR: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, November 15, 1935. With reference to Article XIII of the Trade Agreement signed this day between the United States and Canada, the Government of the United States, as an exceptional measure, will refrain from claiming any advantages now accorded or which may hereafter be accorded by Canada exclusively to territories under His Majesty's mandate and administered as integral portions of territory under His Majesty's sovereignty. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my high consideration. CORDELL HULL Mr. HUME WRONG, Charge d'Affaires ad interim oj Canada. The Charge d'Affaires ad interim oj the Dominion oj Canada (Wrong) to the Secretary oj State (Hull) No. 159: SIR: CANADIAN LEGATION, Washington, November 15, 1935. At the moment of signature of the Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States of America, I am directed by the Secretary of State for External Affairs to state for the information of your Government that it is the intention of His Majesty's Govern- ment in Canada to invite Parliament at its next session to enact legislation amending the provisions of the Customs Act presently fixing the methods of determining the value of merchandise for duty purposes, as a step toward the realization of their declared objective of eliminating arbitrary executive interference with the normal courses of trade. They propose, at the first opportunity, to press forward with the reform of the administrative provisions of the Customs Act with this end in view, and believe that the modifica- tions which they have had in mind and which have been discussed with representatives of your Government will stabilize and safe- guard the value of the mutual concessions in rates of duty incor- porated in today's Agreement. 3985 Exchange or N 01Als.