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116 Note Verbale From Japanese Embassy To Department Of External

18th October, 1955



The Embassy of Japan presents its compliments to the Department of
External Affairs and, under instructions from the Japanese
Government, has the honour to state that the Japanese Government
has forwarded on the 7th October, 1955, to the GATT Secretariat
for transmittal to other member countries a statement, a copy of
which is herewith enclosed, proposing that the CONTRACTING PARTIES
should examine, at the Tenth Session of the General Meeting of
GATT, the problems which have led certain contracting parties to
invoke Article XXXV of the General Agreement, with a view to
working out appropriate safeguards within the framework of the
General Agreement and consistent with its basic principles.

The Embassy has the further honour to earnestly request the
Department to be good enough to pay favourable consideration to
the proposal of the Japanese Government mentioned above, and to
instruct the Australian delegates at the Tenth Session at Geneva
to lend their cooperation in bringing about the satisfactory
solution of the problems mentioned in the proposal.

[AA : A1838/283, 759/1/7, iii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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