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WOMEN AND CHILDREN

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND PROTOCOL RELATING TO THE SUPPRESSION

WHITE SLAVE TRADE 8_AGREEMENT FOR THE REPRESSION OF THE TRADE IN WHITE WOMEN (TREATY SERIES, No. 496)

Colombia

The American Minister at Bogotá reported by a despatch dated March 18, 1937, that there was published in the Diario Oficial of March 8, 1937, the decree (no. 25, dated Jan. 9, 1937) by which the President of Colombia promulgated the international convention and protocol relating to the suppression of the white slave trade, signed at Paris on May 4, 1910, and the agreement for the repression of the trade in white women, signed at Paris on March 18, 1904.

See Bulletin No. 71, August 1935, p. 15.
* 35 Stat. (pt. 2) 1979; see also bulletin No. 70, July 1935, p. 15.

ECONOMIC

AGRICULTURE

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL AND CHEMICAL CONGRESS OF

AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES

This Government has accepted the invitation of the Netherlands Government to participate in the Fifth International Technical and Chemical Congress of Agricultural Industries, to be held at Scheveningen, the Netherlands, from July 12 to July 17, 1937. The following persons have been appointed official delegates on the part of the United States : Henry G. Knight, Chief, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, De

partment of Agriculture, chairman of the delegation. Charles J. Brand, Executive Secretary and Treasurer, The Na

tional Fertilizer Association, Washington, D. C. Allen Break, Mutual Orange Distributors, Redlands, Calif. Charles C. Concannon, Chief, Chemical Division, Bureau of

Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce.
Anton Dolenz, Master Brewers' Association of America, San

Francisco, Calif.
J. M. Doran, Executive Director, Distilled Spirits Institute,

Inc., Washington, D. C.
Charles N. Frey, Standard Brands, Inc., New York, N. Y.
Jacob G. Lipman, Director of the Agricultural Experiment

Station of New Jersey, New Brunswick, N. J.
Peter G. Schmidt, Master Brewers' Association of America,

Olympia, Wash.
Morton R. Stone, Member of Executive Committee, International

Apple Association, Yakima, Wash. The United States was represented by four delegates at the Third International Technical and Chemical Congress of Agricultural Industries, which met at Paris in 1934, and by three delegates at the Fourth Congress, which met at Brussels in 1935.

COMMERCE

RECIPROCAL TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND

THE NETHERLANDS (EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT SERIES, No. 100)

The intercommunication of the President's proclamation of December 28, 1935, and the ratification by the Queen of the Netherlands of the reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and the Netherlands, signed on December 20, 1935, was effected at Washington on April 8, 1937, in accordance with the terms of article XVII of the agreement.

* See Bulletin No. 75, December 1935, p. 9.

On April 10, 1937, the President issued a supplementary proclamation of the agreement, and in accordance with the terms of article XVII the entire agreement will enter into force on May 8, 1937. Pending the ratification of the agreement by the Queen of the Netherlands the provisions of articles I to XVI, inclusive, including the provisions for reciprocal trade concessions, were made applicable from February 1, 1936. The agreement will shortly be printed as Executive Agreement Series, No. 100. RECIPROCAL TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND

EL SALVADOR 3 On April 30, 1937, the President of El Salvador proclaimed the reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and El Salvador, signed on February 19, 1937. It is expected that the agreement will be proclaimed by the President of the United States on May 1, 1937, and it will then, in accordance with the provisions of article XVII, become effective on May 31, 1937.

The letter of the President to the Secretary of the Treasury in regard to the application to other countries of the proclaimed duties in connection with all trade agreements (except the Cuban) will be found in Treasury Decisions, vol. 71, no. 18, May 6, 1937, page 7.

The agreement with El Salvador will be the fifteenth agreement to take effect under the Trade Agreements Act of June 12, 1934, and the eighth with a Latin American country. There is printed below a table showing the agreements signed to date under the Trade Agreements Act :

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• Effective date for arts. I-XVI; see supra.

Thirty days from date of proclamation by the Presidents of the two countries.

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See table, infra.

See Bulletin No. 89, February 1937, p. 15.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

GENERAL INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION FOR TRADE-MARK AND COM

MERCIAL PROTECTION (TREATY SERIES, No. 833) * Peru

The Director General of the Pan American Union transmitted to the Secretary of State with a letter dated April 7, 1937, a certified copy of the instrument of ratification by Peru, together with a certified copy of the procès-verbal of deposit of the instrument, of the general inter-American convention for trade-mark and commercial protection signed at Washington on February 20, 1929. The deposit took place on March 25, 1937.

LABOR

CONVENTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR CONFERENCE

Irish Free State

According to three circular letters, each dated April 2, 1937, from the League of Nations the instruments of ratification by the Irish Free State of the following conventions adopted by the International Labor Conference at its seventh and eighteenth sessions (Geneva, May 19-June 10, 1925, and June 4-23, 1934, respectively) were registered with the Secretariat on April 15, 1937:

Convention concerning night work in bakeries
Convention concerning the employment of women during the

night (revised 1934)
Convention concerning workmen's compensation for occupa-

tional diseases (revised 1934) Formal denunciation was made by the Irish Free State and registered with the Secretariat on April 15, 1937, of the convention concerning employment of women during the night, adopted by the International Labor Conference at its first session in 1919, and also of the convention concerning workmen's compensation for occupational diseases, adopted by the International Labor Conference at its seventh session in 1925.

NAVIGATION INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CERTAIN RULES

RELATING TO BILLS OF LADING FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA 5 France

The American Ambassador at Brussels informed the Secretary of State by a despatch dated March 15, 1937, that a notice was pub

*46 Stat. (pt. 2) 2907 ; see also Bulletin No. 83, August 1936, p. 13. See Bulletin No. 88, January 1937, p. 15.

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lished on page 1460 of the Moniteur Belge (no. 72) of March 13, 1937, stating that the instruments of ratification by France of the convention for the unification of certain rules relating to bills of lading for the carriage of goods by sea and the protocol of signature, signed at Brussels August 25, 1924, had been deposited with the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs on January 4, 1937. It was also stated that the ratifications would become effective on July 4, 1937, and that they did not include the French colonies, protectorates, and oversea territories.

Rumania

With a despatch dated March 14, 1937, the American Chargé d'Affaires at Bucharest transmitted to the Secretary of State a copy of the Monitorul Oficial (no. 60) of March 13, 1937, which publishes the law of ratification, dated March 8, 1937, by Rumania of the convention for the unification of certain rules relating to bills of lading for the carriage of goods by sea, signed at Brussels August 25, 1924.

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CERTAIN RULES

RELATING TO MARITIME LIENS AND MORTGAGES 6 Rumania

With a despatch dated March 14, 1937, the American Chargé d'Affaires at Bucharest transmitted to the Secretary of State a copy of the Monitorul Oficial (no. 60) of March 13, 1937, which publishes the law of ratification, dated March 8, by Rumania of the convention for the unification of certain rules relating to maritime liens and mortgages signed at Brussels on April 10, 1926.

CONVENTION FOR THE UNIFICATION OF CERTAIN RULES RELATING TO

THE IMMUNITIES OF GOVERNMENT VESSELS, AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL?

Italy

The American Ambassador at Brussels informed the Secretary of State by a despatch dated March 15, 1937, that a notice was published on page 1460 of the Moniteur Belge (no. 72) of March 13, 1937, stating that the instruments of ratification by Italy of the convention for the unification of certain rules relating to the immunities of government vessels, signed April 10, 1926, and the supplementary protocol signed May 24, 1934, had been deposited with the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and will become effective on July 27, 1937.

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