The Chargé in the United Kingdom ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

No. 2254

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copy of Foreign Office note No. W3744/79/50 of March 9, 1939,25 in which the consent of the United States Government is sought to permit the International Rubber Regulation Committee to authorize the American Rubber Manufacturer’s Association to nominate the two American Rubber Consumers’ representatives as sanctioned by article 18 of the amended International Rubber Regulation agreement.26

It will be noted that it is pointed out that “the International Rubber Regulation Committee are required within one month of their first meeting” to arrange for the nomination of these two representatives. Since the first meeting under the amended agreement took place on February 14 inquiries were made of the Foreign Office as to the interpretation to be placed upon this provision and assurances were received that it would not be considered that the Committee had to complete its arrangements within a month but merely had to initiate action within that time and that this note constituted that step. At [Page 862] the same time the hope was expressed that the answer of the United States Government would be forthcoming as soon as it could be conveniently formulated.

Respectfully yours,

Herschel V. Johnson
  1. Not printed.
  2. Signed at London October 6, 1938, League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. cxcvi, p. 437.