The Vice Chairman of the United States Delegation to the Torquay (Tariff Negotiating) Conference (Corse) to Dr. Karel Svec of the Delegation of Czechoslovakia


Dear Dr. Svec: This is in response to your communication dated November 28, 1950 concerning the withdrawal from Schedule XX of the GATT of the concession on women’s fur felt hats and hat bodies valued at more than $9 but not more than $24 per dozen to become effective December 1, 1950.

You state that the increased duties resulting from this action will affect mostly the export from Czechoslovakia of hats valued from $9–$18 per dozen, and inquire if it would be possible for the United States to maintain the concession in effect for these value brackets.

In as much as there has been no significant change in the circumstances giving rise to this action, I regret to inform you that it will not be possible to accede to your request. Nevertheless, should you desire to consult further regarding this matter, or to make any other specific proposals, I am entirely at your disposal.

Sincerely yours,

Carl D. Corse