811.841 Poland/1

The Acting Secretary of State to the Polish Ambassador ( Filipowicz )9

Excellency: I have the honor to refer to Your Excellency’s note No. 1635/29 of January 17, 1930, enclosing copies of documents relating to the tonnage measurement of ships. The regulations of Poland [Page 768] on this subject have been found to be substantially the same as those of the United States.

Accordingly, I have the honor to inform you that, in consideration of a like courtesy being extended to vessels of the United States in Polish ports, the appropriate agency of this Government will recognize the tonnage noted in the certificates of registry or other national papers carried by Polish vessels, determined pursuant to the decrees and regulations transmitted with your note of January 17, 1930, as fulfilling the requirements in regard to measurement under the laws and regulations of the United States, and that it will not be necessary for vessels of Poland to be remeasured at any port of the United States.

I shall be glad to be informed when appropriate steps under Polish laws or regulations have been taken to give effect to a reciprocal exemption in favor of vessels of the United States.

This Government considers that the existence of the arrangement between the two countries on this subject may appropriately be evidenced by this note and Your Excellency’s reply thereto.

Accept [etc.]

J. P. Cotton
  1. The Polish Legation was raised to an Embassy on March 8, 1930.