611.5431/113a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Switzerland ( Williamson )

71. Detailed statistical studies in regard to Swiss-American trade are now in course of preparation. These studies will be completed about the middle of January, at which time the country committee on Switzerland will begin consideration of them. Consideration will first be given to the concessions which we will seek from the Swiss. It is expected that we will be prepared to submit to the Swiss the American requests some time between February 15 and March 1. I suggest that you discuss this informally with the appropriate Swiss authorities to see whether the Swiss Government will be in a position to present its desiderata at about the same time.