The Polish Minister (Filipowicz) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have been instructed by my Government, desirous of negotiating with the Government of the United States an agreement relative to the tonnage measurement of ships, to present for your consideration translations of the following documents:8
- Decree of the President of the Republic of Poland of May 17th, 1927, relating to the tonnage measurement of ships
- Decree of the Minister of Industry and Commerce of November 24th, 1927
- Regulations as to the tonnage measurement of ships, as well as copies of Polish certificates of tonnage.
In doing so, I have the honor to ask you, Mr. Secretary, to take cognizance of the attached documents and to inform me subsequently, if it be your pleasure to have representatives of the Department of State enter into negotiations with representatives of this Legation with a view to negotiating, on the basis of the attached documents, an agreement which would assure that certificates of tonnage of vessels of either High Contracting Party be reciprocally accepted as establishing the ships’ tonnage in respect to levying of harbor duties and taxes.
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