811.512357 Shipping/19

The Norwegian Minister ( Bryn ) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: With reference to Your Excellency’s note of December 21, last,22 in regard to the American Revenue Act for 1921, Paragraph 8, Section 213, containing exemption from taxation of ships of a foreign country granting equivalent exemption to citizens of the United States, I have the honor, by order of my Government, to inform Your Excellency that foreign shipping is at present in fact exempt from taxation in Norway.

The afore-said provision being incorporated in the new American Revenue Law the Norwegian Government begs to express the hope that such measures may be taken as will have the effect of making this provision effective not only from January 1, 1921, but also will cover the years 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1920.

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I avail myself [etc.]

H. Bryn
  1. Not printed; the note is the same, mutatis mutandis, as the note of Dec. 21, 1921, to the Danish Minister, vol. i, p. 886.