Trade and Commercial Policy


208. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/3-1761. Confidential. Drafted by Selma G. Kallis (E/OT/TA) on March 2.


209. Telegram From the Department of State to the Consulate in Geneva

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/3-2261. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Herbert F. Propps (E/OT/CPT) on March 22; cleared by Edelen M. Fogarty (E/CSD), Joseph E. Jacques (E/OR), Frank P. Butler (E/OT/CPT), Leonard Weiss (E/OT), and Thelma E. Vettel (FE); and approved by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Martin. Repeated to Karachi, London, New Delhi, Ottawa, Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo.


210. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149, January-April, 1961. Secret. Drafted by William C. Burdett (EUR/BNA). The meeting was held at the White House. The typed notation “uncleared” appears on the source text.


211. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149, January-April 1961. Official Use Only. Drafted by Avery F. Peterson (FE) on April 21 and approved by S on April 4 and by the White House on April 5. The meeting was held at the White House. Attached to the source text is a May 4 note from Raymond S. Perkins (S/S-RO) to Battle (S/S) recommending the memorandum be repeated to Tokyo, London, and Hong Kong. The recommendation was approved and sent to the White House.


212. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/4-2861. Official Use Only. Drafted by Paul A. London.


214. Telegram From the Embassy in Japan to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/5-461. Confidential. Repeated to Kobe.


216. Circular Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Diplomatic Missions

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/6-1061. Official Use Only; Verbatim Text. Drafted by Emerson M. Brown (E/OT/TA), cleared by Ball and Nicholas A. Veliotes (S/S-RO), and approved by Sidney B. Jacques (E/OR).


218. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Presidential Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 66 D 149, May-July 1961. Confidential. Drafted by Richard L. Sneider (FE/NA) and approved in S and B on July 14 and at the White House on July 20. A longer memorandum of this conversation, prepared by James J. Wickel (LS/I), is scheduled for publication in volume XXII.


219. Letter From Members of Congress to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/6-2461. Limited Official Use. The source text is a copy of identical letters, one signed by 33 Senators on Senate Committee on Appropriations stationery and the other signed by 122 Representatives on House Armed Services Committee stationery.


221. Letter From the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations (Hays) to Senator Edmund S. Muskie

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/6-1961. No classification marking. Drafted by Virginia H. McClung (E/OR/CSD) on June 29 and cleared by Warren M. Christopher (B) and Florence K. Kirlin (H).


222. Telegram From the Embassy in Japan to the Consulate General in Geneva

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/7-1261. Confidential; Limit Distribution. Repeated to the Department of State as telegram 122, which is the source text.


223. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/8-2861. No classification marking.


224. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/9-1161. Confidential.


225. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Ball) to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/9-2661. Confidential.


226. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Ball) to the President's Deputy Special Counsel (Feldman)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/9-2561. Confidential. Transmitted to Feldman under cover of a memorandum from Battle, September 26. (Ibid., 411.006/9-2661) Ball also sent a copy to President Kennedy under cover of a September 29 memorandum, which urged a delay in the escape clause announcement until after tariff negotiations in Geneva had been completed. He emphasized: “action at this time approving the tariff increase might seriously jeopardize the development of our international textile agreement as well as the tariff negotiations presently underway in Geneva.” (Ibid., 411.006/9-2961)


227. Paper Prepared by the President's Special Assistant (Petersen)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.004/10-461. Confidential; Limited Distribution. Transmitted to Ball under cover of an October 4 memorandum from Petersen, which indicated that several other agencies also received copies of the paper (Kennedy Library, Petersen Papers, Trade Policy, 1961)


228. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Trezise) to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Ball)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/10-1061. Confidential. Drafted by Trezise.


229. Paper Prepared by the President's Special Assistant (Petersen)

Source: Kennedy Library, Petersen Papers, Trade Legislation, 1/13/61-11/5/61. No classification marking. Transmitted to Ball under cover of an October 18 memorandum from Petersen.


230. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Ball) to President Kennedy

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.0041/10-461. Confidential. Secretary Rusk forwarded this memorandum to President Kennedy under cover of a memorandum. (Ibid.)


231. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Japan

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 400.0041/11-161. Confidential; Priority. Drafted by William T. Nunley (B) on November 1, cleared by EUR/NA and William H. Brubeck (S/S) and approved by J. Robert Schaetzel (B). Also sent to Hakone for Secretary Rusk who was attending first meeting of the Joint United States-Japan Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs November 2-4. The committee's purpose was to promote, among other things, closer cooperation and consultation on economic affairs between the two countries. The committee was established after an exchange of notes between Secretary Rusk and Foreign Minister Kosaka following Prime Minister Ikeda's June 20-23 trip to Washington.


232. Telegram From the Embassy in Japan to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.9441/11-1361. Confidential.


233. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in France

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 394.41/11-2361. Official Use Only; Priority. Drafted and approved by Ball and cleared by Lawrence Pezzullo (S/S). Also sent to Brussels, Bonn, Rome, The Hague, Luxembourg and repeated to Geneva for GATT.


234. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Secretary's Memoranda of Conversation: Lot 65 D 330. Confidential. Drafted by Herman H. Barger and approved in U on December 1.


235. Telegram From the Embassy in Japan to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 411.006/12-561. Confidential. Repeated to Kobe.


237. Letter From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to Secretary of Agriculture Freeman

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Subject Series, Trade, General, 10/61-12/61. No classification marking. Drafted by Ball.