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RECIPROCAL TRADE-BELGO-Ll'XEMBrRG ECONOMIC UNION. 3717 good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof on and from the first day of May, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five. Pursuant to the proviso in subsection (a) (2) of Section 1 (See. 350.) ca~l~rorJ~f~~ appliĀ· of the said Act of Congress of June 12, 1934, I shall from time to time Vol. 48, p. 1144. notify the Secretary of the Treasury of the countries with respect to which application of the duties herein proclaimed is to be suspended. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Signature. seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE this first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five and of the Independence of [SEAL] the United States of America the one hundred and fifty- ninth. By the President: CORDELL HULL Secretary oj State FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT The Plenipotentiary oj the Belgo-Luumburg Economic Union (Forthomme) to the Acting Secretary oj State (Phillips) [Translation I) BELGIAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON, February 21, 1935. MR. SECRETARY OF STATE: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Your Excellency'S letter dated the 27th instant, advising me of the friendly decisions made by the United States of America in regard to the treatment to be accorded to the commerce of the Belgo-Luxemburg Economic Union with respect to the duties to be applied to certain products of the soil and industry of the Belgo-Luxemburg Economic Union. My Government, being equally desirous of strengthening the tradi- tional bonds of friendship with the United States of America, has given me the necessary powers to declare to you in its name that the Belgo-Luxemburg Economic Union has decided, on its part: (1) To accord unconditionally to the commerce of the United States of America the treatment which is or will be accorded to the most favored foreign nation; (2) to exempt the products of the soil or the industry of the United States of America listed in schedule I I attached hereto, at the time of their importation into the customs territory of the Belgo-Luxemburg Economic Union, from all ordinary customs duties in excess of those specified in the said schedule, (3) with respect to those for which import quotas are specified in the said schedule, to permit the importation of quantities not less than those indicated therein, and (4) with respect to the products for which luxury or license taxes are specified in the annexed schedule, to exempt such products from taxes in excess of those specified therein. 1 :For French and Flemish texts see pp. 3697, 3699. 2 For English and French texts of schedule I 800 PI>. 3684, 3702.