Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/712

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES which the like products when consigned to the territory of any third country are or may hereafter be subject. Any advantage, favor, privilege or immunity which has been or may hereafter be granted by the United States of America in regard to the above-mentioned matters, to a natural or manufactured prod- uct originating in any third country or consigned to the territory of any third country shall be accorded immediately and without com- pensation to the like product originating in or consigned to the territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It is understood that so long as and in so far as existing law of the United States of America may otherwise require, the fore- going provisions, in so far as they would otherwise relate to duties, taxes or charges on coal, coke manufactured therefrom, or coal or coke briquettes, shall not apply to such products imported into the United States of America. If the law of the United States of America shall not permit the complete operation of the foregoing provisions with respect to the above-mentioned products, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics reserves the right within fifteen days after January 1, 1938, to terminate this agreement in its entirety on thirty days' written notice. it. . trade pith It is understood, furthermore, that the advantages now accorded ippine slands, etc. or which may hereafter be accorded by the United States of America, its territories or possessions, the Philippine Islands, or the Panama Canal Zone to one another or to the Republic of Cuba shall be ex- cepted from the operation of this agreement. rAdPohpitnig omes Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to prevent the adop- exportation of gold or tion of measures prohibiting or restricting the exportation or im- lxport or sale for portation of gold or silver, or to prevent the adoption of such export of munitions, measures as the Government of the United States of America may see fit with respect to the control of the export or sale for export of arms, ammunition, or implements of war, and, in exceptional cases, all other military supplies. It is understood that any action which may be taken by the President of the United States of America under the authority of Section 2 (b) of the Neutrality Act of 1937 in regard to the passage of title to goods shall not be considered as contravening any of the provisions of this agreement relating to the exportation of natural or manufactured products from the territory of the United States of America. Exceptions. Subject to the requirement that no arbitrary discrimination shall be effected by the United States of America against importations from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and in favor of those from any third country, the foregoing provisions shall not extend to prohibitions or restrictions (1) imposed on moral or humanitarian grounds, (2) designed to protect human, animal, or plant life, (3) relating to prison-made goods, or (4) relating to the enforcement of S.S. . to takepolice or revenue laws. steps for increasin Two. On its part the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist purchases in U. S . Republics will take steps to increase substantially the amount of pur- chases in the United States of America for export to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of articles the growth, produce, or manu- facture of the United States of America. grefeve date of Three. This agreement shall come into force on the day of proc- lamation thereof by the President of the United States of America and of approval thereof by the Soviet of People's Commissars of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which proclamation and ap- proval shall take place on the same day. It shall continue in effect for twelve months. Both parties agree that not less than thirty days 1620