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U. S . S . R .- C OMMERCIAL RELATIONS-AUGUST 4, 1937 Commercial agreement between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Effected by exchange of notes, signed at Moscow, August 4, 1937; approved by the Soviet of People's Commissars of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, August 6, 1937;proclaimedby the Presidentof the United States, August 6, 1937; effective, August 6, 1937. August 4, 1937 [E. A. S. No. 105] BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS, by my authority, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Commenrcial, etc., Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Union of uniot of Soviet so- Soviet Socialist Republics exchanged at Moscow on August 4, 1937, with the authorized representative of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics identic notes, constituting an agreement in regard to com- merce between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the continuance of favorable com- mercial relations between the two Governments, the texts of which Textsofnotes. notes are word for word as follows: Moscow, August 4, 1937. EXCELLENCY: With reference to recent conversations which have taken place in regard to commerce between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, I have the honor to confirm and to make of record by this note the following agreement which has been reached between the Governments of our respective countries: One. The United States of America will grant to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics unconditional and unrestricted most- favored-nation treatment in all matters concerning customs duties and charges of every kind and in the method of levying duties, and, further in all matters concerning the rules, formalities and charges imposed in connection with the clearing of goods through the customs, and with respect to all laws or regulations affecting the sale or use of imported goods within the country. Accordingly, natural or manufactured products having their origin in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall in no case be subject, in regard to the matters referred to above, to any duties, taxes or charges other or higher, or to any rules or formalities other or more burdensome, than those to which the like products having their origin in any third country are or may hereafter be subject. Similarly, natural or manufactured products exported from the territory of the United States of America and consigned to the terri- tory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall in no case be subject with respect to exportation and in regard to the above-men - tioned matters, to any duties, taxes, or charges other or higher, or to any rules or formalities other or more burdensome, than those to Confirmation by United States of America. Most-favored-natlon treatment. 1619