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1612 22 U.S ... , Supp. I, U 411-419. 5 Stat. 31 22U. S.O, Spp.I, 411-419 . INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. applied, to the point at which the common war effort is most effec- tive, is that as large a portion as possible of the articles and services to be provided by each Government to the other shall be in the form of reciprocal aid so that the need of each Government for the currency of the other may be reduced to a minimum. It is accordingly my understanding that the United States Gov- ernment will provide, in accordance with the provisions of, and to the extent authorized under, the Act of March 11, 1941, ['] the share of its production made available to New Zealand. The Government of New Zealand will provide on the same terms and as reciprocal aid so much of its production made available to the United States as it authorizes in accordance with the principles enunciated in this note. 3. The Government of New Zealand will provide the United States or its armed forces with the following types of assistance, as such reciprocal aid, when it is found that they can most effectively be procured in New Zealand. (a) Military equipment, munitions and military and naval stores; (b) Other supplies, materials, facilities and services for the United States forces, except for the pay and allowances of such forces, administrative expenses, and such local purchases as its official establishments may make other than through the official establish- ments of the Government of New Zealand as specified in Paragraph 4. (c) Supplies, materials and services needed in the construction of military projects, tasks and similar capital works required for the common war effort in New Zealand, except for the wages and salaries of United States citizens. (d) Supplies, materials and services needed in the construction of such military projects, tasks and capital works in territory other than New Zealand or territory of the United States to the extent that New Zealand is a more practicable source of supply than the United States or another of the United Nations. 4. The practical application of the principles formulated in this note, including the procedure by which requests for aid by either Government are made and acted upon, shall be worked out as occas;on may require by agreement between the two Governments, acting when possible through their appropriate military or civilian administrative authorities. 5. It is my understanding that all such aid accepted by the President of the United States or his authorized representatives from the Government of New Zealand will be received as a benefit to the United States under the Act of March 11, 1941. In so far as circum- stances will permit, appropriate record of aid received under this arrangement, except for miscellaneous facilities and services, will be kept by each Government. [55 Stat. 31.]