611.5431/79: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Wilson )

61. We are prepared to give public notice in the press appearing Tuesday evening, October 23, of intention to negotiate a foreign trade agreement with the Government of Switzerland.5 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 that all applications which supplement them shall be submitted to the Chairman not later than December 10; oral presentation of views by persons whose applications therefor have been approved will be heard December 17.

Please inform Swiss Government in case it desires to make simultaneous announcement and report whether this course is agreeable to the Swiss Government.

  1. Department of State, Press Releases, October 27, 1934, p. 273.