Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/714

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1622 INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES respect to the above-mentioned products, the Union of Soviet So- cialist Republics reserves the right within fifteen days after January 1, 1938, to terminate this agreement in its entirety on thirty days' written notice. It is understood, furthermore, that the advantages now accorded 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. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to prevent the adop- tion of measures prohibiting or restricting the exportation or im- portation of gold or silver, or to prevent the adoption of such meas- ures 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 re- gard to the passage to title to goods shall not be considered as con- travening 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. 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 police or revenue laws. Two. On its part the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist 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. Three. This agreement shall come into force on the day of procla- mation 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 prior to the expiration of the aforesaid period of twelve months they shall start negotiations regarding the extension of the period during which the present agreement shall continue in force. Accept, Mr. Ambassador, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. M. LrrVINOFF Mr. JosEP E. DAVIES, Ambassador of the United States of America, Moscow. inte ofr entedng AND WHREAS, it is provided in the said agreement that the agree- ment shall come into force on the day of proclamation 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 Social- ist Republics and that such proclamation and approval shall take place on the same day: