The Polish Ambassador (Filipowicz) to the Acting Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to refer to your note of March 14th, 1930, with which you confirm the receipt of my note of January 17, 1930, and inform me that Poland’s regulations on the subject of tonnage measurements of vessels having been found to be substantially the same as those of the United States, the appropriate agency of the United States Government, in consideration of a like courtesy being extended to vessels of the United States in Polish ports, will recognize the tonnage noted in the certificates of registry or other national papers carried by Polish vessels issued in accordance with the regulations transmitted with my 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.
Simultaneously, I am informing my Government that, by transmitting to you this note, the agreement on the above subject between the United States and Poland has been definitely closed, in order to enable them to publish the above in the Monitor Polski, official daily of the Polish Government and in order that the Minister of Industry and Commerce may issue proper instructions to the Polish harbor authorities.[Page 769]
In accordance with the wish expressed in your above mentioned note, I will inform you when appropriate steps have been taken to effect the reciprocal exemption in favor of vessels of the United States.