The Secretary of State to the Polish Minister (Ciechanowski)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of January 21, 1929, stating that the Polish Government, in consideration of the undertaking of this Government to refrain until April 30, 1929, from urging, on the basis of the modus vivendi, the abolition of the distinctions now made between American direct and indirect shipments to the detriment of American trade with Poland, agrees not to introduce any new restrictions on indirect trade between the United States and Poland. The Polish Government further agrees, in consideration of the above undertaking on the part of the United States, that, should the conclusion of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Consular Rights be delayed beyond April 30, 1929, it will nevertheless abolish from that date the distinctions heretofore made to the [Page 938] disadvantage of American indirect as compared with direct shipments.

In view of the understanding above set forth, this Government is prepared immediately to resume treaty negotiations.12 I may assure you that every effort will be made on the part of the Government of the United States to expedite the conclusion of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Consular Eights with Poland.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
W. R. Castle, Jr.
  1. Negotiations were conducted in Washington. The notes exchanged during 1929, 1930, and 1931 between the Department and the Polish Legation, largely technical discussions of the draft treaty, are not printed.