611.5831/119: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Sweden (Steinhardt)

27. We are prepared to give public notice in the press appearing Monday evening September 10, of intention to negotiate a foreign trade agreement with the Government of Sweden.16 Announcement will be made at the same time, for the benefit of American interests concerned, that the Committee for Reciprocity Information has prescribed that all information and views in writing and all applications for supplemental oral presentation of views shall be submitted to the Chairman not later than October 29; oral presentation of views by persons whose applications therefor have been approved will be heard November 5.

Please inform Swedish Government in case it desires to make simultaneous announcement and report not later than Monday morning whether this course agreeable to Swedish Government.

  1. Department of State, Press Releases, September 15, 1934, p. 191.