Memorandum of Conversation, by the Director of the Office of International Trade Policy (Brown)


Participants: Mr. Burns—British Embassy
Mr. Jukes—British Embassy
Mr. Brown—ITP

Attached is a copy of a memorandum1 which Mr. Burns handed me today which comments on the “recent paper”, dated August 10, which we gave him informally to explain the reasons why we were unable to accept the thesis that we should make substantial unilateral concessions at Torquay. Mr. Burns explained that he was handing us this memorandum just to be sure that their failure to comment did not imply their agreement with our point of view.

He said he felt that the issue would have to be met at some time during Torquay, but he felt that it would be much more satisfactory after both sides had a chance to consider their mutual offers and requests.

  1. Not attached, but see September 15 British Embassy memorandum, infra.