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Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Eastern European Affairs ( Kelley )20

If Mr. Litvinoff confirms in writing that Soviet purchases in the United States in 1935 will probably amount to some $30,000,000, I think that we should consider that such assurance is quite adequate and furnishes a satisfactory basis for generalizing to the Soviet Union tariff concessions accorded other countries.

You will note from the following figures that purchases in the amount of $30,000,000 will involve a considerable increase over Soviet purchases in the United States in recent years:

American Exports to the Soviet Union

1932 $12,640,891
1933 8,997,307
1934 14,866,515
Robert F. Kelley
  1. Addressed to the Secretary of State, the Under Secretary of State, Assistant Secretary of State Moore, and Assistant Secretary of State Sayre.