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The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Bullitt)

123. Your no. 286, February 14. This Government is now actively conducting income-tax negotiations with Canada which have been pending for some time. Final agreement is expected in May and American negotiators could probably arrive in Paris at the end of May. Should Canadian negotiations be concluded earlier, this date may be advanced.76

In the event you deem it urgent that a delegation arrive in Paris before the end of May, the Department will consider postponing present Canadian negotiations.

  1. Inconclusive discussions between American and Canadian representatives were held at Washington, January 26–29, 1939, and at Ottawa, June 28–July 6, 1939; then, the negotiations were temporarily interrupted. A new Convention and Protocol were signed at Washington, March 4, 1942; Department of State Treaty Series No. 983, or 56 Stat. 1399.