611.60 d 31/34b, c
The Secretary of State to the Finnish Minister (Åström)11
The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Minister of Finland and has the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of the Government of Finland a draft which, if adopted for an exchange of notes between the two Governments, would lead to the [Page 100] establishment of national treatment for the vessels of the United States in the ports of Finland and for the vessels of Finland in the ports of the United States in respect to tonnage dues and other charges on vessels and imposts on the goods imported in them.
The Secretary of State is prepared to effect an exchange of notes with the Minister of Finland in the form of the enclosed draft upon being informed by the Minister that the draft is acceptable to the Government of Finland and that he will make a reply in like terms.
The proclamation to be issued by the President of the United States would make the undertaking agreed to in the exchange of notes effective on the part of the United States as of the date on which notification is received that it has been made effective by the Government of Finland.
- Handed to the Finnish Minister by the Under Secretary of State, May 2, 1925.↩