611.60 d 31/43: Telegram

The Minister in Finland ( Pearson ) to the Secretary of State

46. Reference Department’s telegram 28, November 30th, 4 [6] p.m. Received the following assurance in writing from Foreign Office, November 25th: [Page 99]

“From the 27th of November onwards, the importation from the United States of America is accorded most-favored-nation treatment or else if any country has been entitled to duties below the base duties the American importation will be subjected to these base duties. After the final acceptance of the United States agreements the amount of the difference between the base duties and the agreement duties will be restored to the American importers.”

Foreign Office assured me agreement will be ratified by Diet within two weeks.