611.5531/37a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Belgium (Morris)

41. We are preparing to give public notice in the press appearing Tuesday evening, September 4, of intention to negotiate a foreign trade agreement with the Government of Belgium.13 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 22; oral presentation of views by persons whose applications therefor have been approved will be heard October 29.

Belgium is the first European country concerning which we are making such an announcement. Please inform Belgian Government in case it desires to make simultaneous announcement.

  1. Department of State, Press Releases, September 8, 1934, p. 155.