611.6131/558: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union (Grummon)

109. Your 414, July 30, 11 a.m.

1. You are authorized to agree to the insertion of the following phrase in the appropriate point of the principal exchange of notes: “unless superseded by a comprehensive commercial treaty or a trade agreement.”

You may point out to the Soviet officials that “trade agreement” is the standard term used here to refer to agreements of the type negotiated under the authority of the Trade Agreements Act, and that there would be some difficulty in referring to the Act more specifically since it comes up for renewal early next year.

2. Another telegram will follow covering your release to the press and other details.