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TREATY SERIES No. 811

ABOLITION OF
IMPORT AND EXPORT PROHIBITIONS

AND RESTRICTIONS

CONVENTION AND PROTOCOL

BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER POWERS

TOGETHER WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY

AGREEMENT AND PROTOCOL

Convention and protocol signed at Geneva, November 8, 1927; signed on

the part of the United States, January 30, 1928.
Supplementary agreement and protocol signed at Geneva, July 11, 1928;

signed on the part of the United States, July 31, 1928.
Ratification advised by the Senate, with reservations, September 19, 1929

(legislative day of September 9, 1929).
Ratified by the President, September 20, 1929.
Ratification of the United States deposited at Geneva, September 30, 1929.
Proclaimed, March 6, 1930.
Protocol bringing the convention into effect on January 1, 1930, signed at

Paris, December 20, 1929, annexed to the proclamation.

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS a convention and protocol for the abolition of import and export prohibitions and restrictions, signed at Geneva on November 8, 1927, and a supplementary agreement and protocol thereto, signed at Geneva on July 11, 1928, were signed by the plenipotentiary of the United States of America on January 30, 1928, and July 31, 1928, respectively, the original of which convention and protocol and supplementary agreement and protocol, being in the English and French languages, are word for word as follows:

CONVENTION

Le Président du Reich allemand; le Président des Etats-Unis d'Amérique; le Président de la République fédérale d'Autriche; Sa Majesté le Roi des Belges; Sa Majesté le Roi de Grande-Bretagne, d'Irlande et des territoires britanniques au dela des mers, Empereur des Indes; Sa Majesté le R, des Bulgares; le Président de la République du Chili; Sa Maje: lí le Roi du Danemark; Sa Majesté le Roi d'Egypte; le Président de la République d'Estonie; le Président de la République de Finlande; le Président de la République française; Son Altesse sérénissime le Gouverneur de la Hongrie; Sa Majesté le Roi d'Italie; Sa Majesté l'Empereur du Japon; le Président de la République de Lettonie; Son Altesse royale la Grande-Duchesse du Luxembourg; Sa Majesté le "oi de Norvège; Sa Majesté la Reine des PaysBas; le Président de la République de Pologne; le Président de la République portugaise; Sa Majesté le Roi de Roumanie; Sa Majesté le Roi des Serbes, Croates et Slovènes; Sa Majesté le Roi du Siam; Sa Majesté le Roi de Suède; le Conseil fédéral suisse; le Président de la République tchécoslovaque; le Président de la République de Turquie:

Vu la résolution de l'Assemblée de la Société des Nations en date du 25 septembre 1924;

S'inspirant des conclusions de la Conférence économique internationale, tenue à Genève en mai 1927, et reconnaissant avec celle-ci que les prohibitions d'importation et d'exportation, les régimes arbitraires et les discriminations déguisées qu'elles suscitent ont eu des résultats déplorables, sans que les inconvénients graves de ces mesures aient eu pour contre-partie les avantages financiers ou les bienfaits sociaux qu'en espéraient les Etats qui les avaient prises;

Persuadés qu'il importe au rétablissement et au développement futur du commerce mondial que les gouvernements renoncent à une politique nuisible aussi bien à leur intérêt particulier qu'à l'intérêt général;

Convaincus que le retour à la liberté effective du commerce international est une des conditions essentielles de la prospérité mondiale;

Considérant que la meilleure manière d'atteindre le but ainsi défini est de recourir à une action parallèle et concertée sous la forme d'une convention internationale,

CONVENTION

The President of the German Reich; the President of the United States of America; the President of the Austrian Federal Republic; His Majesty the King of the Belgians; His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India; His Majesty the King of the Bulgarians; the President of the Chilian Republic; His Majesty the King of Denmark; His Majesty the King of Egypt; the President of the Estonian Republic; the President of the Republic of Finland; the President of the French Republic; His Serene Highness the Governor of Hungary; His Majesty the King of Italy; His Majesty the Emperor of Japan; the President of the Latvian Republic; Her Royal Highness the GrandDuchess of Luxemburg; His Majesty the King of Norway; Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands; the President of the Polish Republic; the President of the Portuguese Republic; His Majesty the King of Roumania; His Majesty the King of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes; His Majesty the King of Siam; His Majesty the King of Sweden; the Swiss Federal Council; the President of the Czechoslovak Republic; the President of the Turkish Republic:

Having regard to the resolution of the Assembly of the League of Nations dated September 25th, 1924;

Being guided by the conclusions of the International Economic Conference held at Geneva in May 1927, and agreeing with the latter that import and export prohibitions, and the arbitrary practices and disguised discriminations to which they give rise, have had deplorable results, without the grave drawbacks of these measures being counterbalanced by the financial advantages or social benefits which were anticipated by the countries which had recourse to them;

Being persuaded that it is important for the recovery and future development of world trade that Governments should abandon a policy which is equally injurious to their own and to the general interest;

Being convinced that a return to the effective liberty of international commerce is one of the primary conditions of world prosperity; and

Considering that this object may best be achieved by resort to simultaneous and concerted action in the form of an international convention;

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