The Ambassador in France ( Bullitt ) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 13.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s telegram No. 877 of May 3, 1939, 6 p.m.,84 and to its despatch No. 4145 of April 7, 1939, and to transmit as enclosures hereto the duly initialed English and French texts of a draft of a convention between the United States and France for the avoidance of double taxation and for mutual administrative assistance.85[Page 554]
The meetings between the American and French Delegations for the discussion of the draft commenced, as the Department is already aware, on April 3 and terminated on the evening of May 3 with the initialing of the French and English texts with respect to which agreement had been reached by the French negotiators and Messrs. King, Turkel, Fullerton,86 and Hulley87 (the latter Embassy officers having participated in the negotiations).
As stated in its telegram of yesterday’s date,88 the Embassy regards the draft which is submitted as very satisfactory since it establishes the basis for the settlement of practically all outstanding cases and amplifies and clarifies the convention of April 27, 1932. The Embassy understands that Mr. King and Mr. Turkel will make detailed analysis of and reports on the enclosed draft convention.
Counselor of Embassy
[For text of convention and protocol between the United States and France respecting double taxation, signed July 25, 1939, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 988, or 59 Stat. 893.]