Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 56 Part 2.djvu/354

This page needs to be proofread.


56 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN-MUTUAL WAR AID -FEB. 23 , 1942 world-wide economic relations. To that end, they shall include pro- vision for agreed action by the United States of America and the United Kingdom, open to participation by all other countries of like mind, directed to the expansion, by appropriate international and domestic measures, of production, employment, and the exchange and consumption of goods, which are the material foundations of the liberty and welfare of all peoples; to the elimination of all forms of discrimina- tory treatment in international commerce, and to the reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers; and, in general, to the attainment of all the economic objectives set forth in the Joint Declaration made on August 14, 1941, by the President of the United States of America and 65 Stat. 1603 . the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. At an early convenient date, conversations shall be begun between the two Governments with a view to determining, in the light of governing economic conditions, the best means of attaining the above- stated objectives by their own agreed action and of seeking the agreed action of other like-minded Governments. ARTICLE VIII This Agreement shall take effect as from this day's date. It shall raetive da te

du.

continue in force until a date to be agreed upon by the two Govern- ments. Signed and sealed at Washington in duplicate this twenty-third day of February 1942. FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: [SEAL] SUMNER WELLES Acting Secretary of State of the United States of America. FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND: [SEAL] HALIFAX His Majesty's Ambassador Extraor- dinary and Plenipotentiary at Washington. 1435