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vention" shall be taken to mean both the International Convention for the Abolition of Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions dated November 8th, 1927, and the Supplementary Agreement of this day's date.

SECTION II Ad Article A.

(a) Cork in the raw state, in respect of which an exception has been allowed for Portugal, does not include scrap cork, or cork in agglomerated form, in shavings, or in sheets.

(6) Although the exceptions set out in Article A, like those appearing in the Annex to Article 6 of the Convention, have been allowed on the condition that the countries benefiting thereby shall sign the present Supplementary Agreement on the day of the general signature, it has appeared equitable to grant an extension of time up to August 31st, 1928, inclusive, to Bulgaria, Portugal and the United States of America.

(c) As regards the exception of hop shoots which has been agreed to in favour of Czechoslovakia under paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention, the High Contracting Parties declare that their consent has been given in return for the written undertaking entered into by the Czechoslovak delegation to allow the free export of this product to all countries which now or in the future guarantee Czechoslovakia By legislative or contractual measures the protection of the appellation of origin of Czechoslovak hops.

SECTION III Ad Article B.

The High Contracting Parties agree to recognise in the case of Italy the application of the provision of the Protocol to the International Agreement relating to the Exportation of Bones (Section 1, ad Article 1 (a)), in the event of the said Agreement coming into force.

SECTION IV Ad Article C.

(a) Owing to the position of the United States in consequence of a short Session of Congress in the year 1928–29, the High Contracting Parties agree that, if the ratification of the United States has been asked for under paragraph 3 of Article C and has not been deposited by September 30th, 1929, the Convention shall come into force on January 1st, 1930, provided that all the other countries on which the entry into force of the Convention depends and the total number of which would in this case be reduced to seventeen shall have notified the Secretary-General of the League of Nations of their ratifications or accessions before September 30th, 1929, and provided no objection is raised before November 15th, 1929, by any of the countries which, at the time of the deposit of their ratification or accession, made the entry into force of the Convention, in so far as they were concerned conditional upon the ratification or accession of the United States. If any objection is raised, the last paragraph of Article 17 of the Convention shall apply.

(6) The High Contracting Parties declare that, in drawing up the list of countries which appears in Article C, they have been chiefly guided by the interdependence of certain interests emphasised in the course of the proceedings of the Conference.

They have thought it unnecessary to mention countries the inclusion of which would be justified only by the importance of economic interests or considerations of geographical situation.

If they have not mentioned certain countries, it is because those countries at present impose no prohibitions of any importance. The High Contracting Parties think they can rely upon their ratification or adhesion.

IN FAITH WHEREOF the above-mentioned plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol.

DONE at Geneva on the eleventh day of July, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-eight, in a single copy, which shall be deposited in the archives of the Secretariat of the League of Nations; certified true copies shall be forwarded to all the Members of the League of Nations and to all the non-Member States represented at the Conference.

Germany
Dr. ERNST TRENDELENBURG
United States of America
HUGH R. WILSON

Austria
Dr. RICHARD SCHULLER

Belgium
J. BRUNET

F. VAN LANGENHOVE
Great Britain and Northern Ireland and all parts of the British

Empire which are not separate Members of the League of Nations

I declare that my signature does not include any of His Britannic Majesty's Colonies, Protectorates or territories under suzerainty or mandate.

S. J. CHAPMAN

India
H. A. F. LINDSAY

Bulgaria

D. MIKOFF Subject to the reservation made on signing the Supplementary Agreement.

Chile
Tomás RAMIREZ FRIAS

Denmark
J. CLAN

WILLIAM BORBERG
Egypt
SADIK E. HENEIN

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France Subject to the reservations made on signing the Supplementary Agreement."

D. SERRUYS
Hungary
NICKL

Italy
A. DI NOLA

P. TROISE

Japan
N. ITO

J. TSUSHIMA

Latvia
CHARLES DUZMANS

Luxemburg
ALBERT CALMES

Norway
GUNNAR JAHN

POSTHUMA

Netherlands
F. M. WIBAUT S. DE GRAAFF

Poland
FRANÇOIS DOLEZAL

• Translation made by the Secretariat of the League of Nations.

Portugal
A. D'OLIVEIRA

F. DE CALHEIROS E MENEZES

Roumania
ANTONIADE D. T. GHEORGHIU CESAR POPESCO

Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
CONST. FOTITCH

GEORGES CURCIN

Siam
CHAROON

Sweden
EINAR MODIG

Switzerland

W. STUCKI
Czechoslovakia

IBL

Turkey
Subject to reservation as regards Article B.

HASSAN

ANNEXED DECLARATION The Austrian, German and Hungarian delegations, in accepting in favour of Czechoslovakia the exception of quartzite under paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Convention, declare that their consent has only been given in return for an undertaking on the part of Czechoslovakia to maintain, as long as the Convention remains in force, the export quotas and conditions provided for in special treaties or arrangements.

Germany Dr. ERNST TRENDELENBURG
Austria

DR. RICHARD SCHULLER
Hungary

NICKL
Ceechoslovakia IBL

[The Senate resolution of September 19, 1929, giving advice and consent to the ratification of the convention and protocol of November 8, 1927 and the supplementary agreement and protocol of July 11, 1928, contained the following reservation:

"It is understood that the provision of Section VI of the Protocol to the Convention, excepting from the scope of the Convention prohibitions or restrictions applying to prison made goods, includes goods the product of forced or slave labor however employed.”]

• Translation made by the Secretariat of the League of Nations.

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE ABOLITION OF

IMPORT AND EXPORT PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS, GENEVA, JULY 3 TO 19, 1928 ?

560.M2/145

The Minister in Switzerland (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

(Extracts)

8

No. 294

BERNE, February 16, 1928.

[Received March 7.) SIR: With reference to the International Convention for the Abolition of Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions and particularly to the Department's telegram No. 13 of January 31, 6 p. m., in which I was instructed to submit detailed criticism of action taken by the signatory states since November 8th, I have the honor to transmit herewith one copy of League of Nations document C. I. A. P. 23, issued February 10, 1928, entitled “Exceptions Claimed by Various Governments in Virtue of Article 6".!...

In general terms, the Convention will only accomplish its purpose if it is clear and definite and cannot do so if the nations do not know what to expect from their neighbors during the life of the Convention.

(10) In relation to the letter from France on page 10, we come here to the question which may be of more importance to us than any other raised under the Convention. The Department will recollect that no state requested reservations either under article 6 or elsewhere relative to restrictions and prohibitions concerning the import of films and that this letter, dated January 27th, raises for the first time the film question. I am informed in the Secretariat that neither under this Convention nor in any other has the Economic Committee the power to pass on the meaning of a treaty and that the French letter, if they desire to maintain it, must be debated in the July conference.

'For official records of this Conference, see League of Nations, Second International Conference for the Abolition of Import and Export Prohibitions and Restrictions, etc.: Proceedings of the Conference (C.611.M.187.1928.II). For correspondence concerning the First Conference, see Foreign Relations, 1927, vol. I, pp. 246 ff. The texts of the convention and protocol together with the supplementary agreement and protocol which resulted from these two Conferences are printed pp. 336 ff. For further correspondence concerning French regulations regarding motion picture films, see vol. II, pp. 844 ff.

Telegram not printed.
*Only the letter from France is reprinted.

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