561.35E1/280: Telegram

The Chairman of the American Delegation (Davis) to the Secretary of State

8. Up to the present the Conference has been occupied with receiving statements from various delegations as to their position and the Bureau today completed its report to Conference outlining the various problems and indicating the points on which agreement or compromise is necessary. The Statistical Committee has fixed provisionally the free market for this year at 3,170,000 metric tons. The Conference adopted the Bureau report this afternoon and authorized the Bureau in its discretion to appoint a small committee to conciliate divergent views and to seek agreement on production and export quotas. We expect shortly to submit to you a full survey of the questions upon which we will be called upon to make decisions.

The Bureau meets tomorrow morning.