740.00119 EAC/7–1245

No. 415
Memorandum by the Delegation to the European Advisory Commission 1

The Work of the European Advisory Commission (January 1944–July 1945)

a summary report

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(4) Additional Requirements. From the beginning of the negotiations regarding the German Surrender Instrument3 it was realized that the Allies needed to agree on a wide range of joint action in the political and economic sphere, going beyond the military requirements laid down in the Instrument of Surrender. After preliminary discussions in late 1944 and early 1945, the Commission, during May and June 1945, worked out a draft Agreement on Additional Requirements to be imposed on Germany. This Agreement, which covers a wide range of matters of common concern to the Allies, including joint control of German production, trade and finance, is ready for submission to the four Governments, except for approval of a single paragraph.

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  1. Submitted to Byrnes as an enclosure to document No. 233.
  2. For other extracts from this report, see enclosure 1 to document No. 233, and document No. 405.
  3. For the text of the draft surrender instrument negotiated in the European Advisory Commission, but not used on the occasion of the actual surrender of Germany, see Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, p. 113.