711.60f 2/4: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Czechoslovakia (Einstein)

35. Your 39, August 30, 7 p.m.

Department is gratified at apparent willingness Czechoslovak Government to arrange to accord most-favored-nation treatment to American products.

You are authorized to address Minister for Foreign Affairs a communication reading as follows:

“As indicated to your Excellency in my note dated (use date of communication sent pursuant to Department’s 27, July 19, 5 p.m.) my Government is desirous of negotiating with your Excellency’s Government a treaty of amity, commerce and consular rights.

I am directed by my Government to express to your Excellency the hope that pending the conclusion of the proposed treaty it may be agreeable to your Excellency’s Government as it is to the Government of the United States to maintain the commercial relations between the United States and the Czechoslovak Republic on a basis of unconditional most-favored-nation treatment whereby the products of the United States will be admitted to importation into the territories of the Czechoslovak Republic on terms not less favorable with respect to quantities, valuation, licensing and import and export duties than the products of any other country.

I should appreciate a communication from your Excellency giving assurances that most-favored-nation treatment in this sense will be accorded American products pending the conclusion of a general treaty.”

Department considers it undesirable to mention particular articles in the note.

Further instructions will soon be sent regarding transmission of draft treaty.