710.G Commercial Agreement/18: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva (Gilbert)

88. The Pan American Union opened for signature on July 15 an agreement under which the parties will refrain from invoking the most-favored-nation clause to obtain the advantages of certain multilateral economic conventions. See Treaty Information, July 1934, pages 19 and 28. On September 8 Assistant Secretary Sayre discussed this agreement with the Chargé d’Affaires of Belgium, who stated that he would recommend to his Government that it bring before the Assembly of the League of Nations a resolution recommending that states members of the League of Nations should act favorably upon the invitation which has been extended to them by the Pan American Union to become parties to the agreement.

The foregoing is for your guidance in the event that you should be approached by the Belgian delegates to the Assembly. Repeat to Brussels.

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