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respectively, conform to the provisions above set forth, it being understood and agreed, however, that

(a) If the circumstances of any particular case render it impracticable for the shipper of the goods to obtain certification on a certificate of origin by a Chamber of Commerce or similar organization, the certificate of origin may be submitted for authentication directly to a Polish consular officer, and the fact that certification by a Chamber of Commerce or similar organization has not been obtained shall not be considered by such consular officer as of itself sufficient ground for refusing to authenticate the document.

(b) If at the time the certificate of origin is made out circumstances render it difficult or inconvenient for shippers to specify on such certificate the name of the vessel on which the goods are to be shipped, the necessities and convenience of shippers shall be taken into account either by waiving this requirement or by making such other provision as the circumstances of the case require.

(c) In exceptional cases in which doubt exists regarding the exact proportion of the value of any given article represented by the costs of the labor and raw material of the United States, or in which such proportion is less than fifty per centum, but the article, in view of the nature and extent of the processes to which it has been subjected, is distinctly an American product, no certification regarding such proportion on a certificate of origin shall be required.

Any article in which the raw material or the labor of the United States represents less than fifty per centum of the total value shall, nevertheless, be deemed to be a product of the United States if a like article from any third country representing less than fifty per centum in value the labor and raw material of such

third country is deemed to be a product of that country. (4) In the event that modification of the requirements outlined in the preceding paragraphs is at any time considered desirable from the viewpoint of either Party, it is agreed that its proposals to this end shall be given sympathetic consideration by the other Party.

I shall be glad to have your confirmation of the accord thus reached.

Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

HENRY L. STIMSON Annexes: Form of certificate of origin for use in connection with

direct shipments; Form of certificate of origin for use in connection with

indirect shipments. His EXCELLENCY MR. Tytus FILIPOWICZ,

Ambassador of Poland.

Forms.

(Enclosure 1)

No. No.

of the institution executing di Certificato of origin,

the certificate of origin.

Certificate of origin
I, (member or manager of the firm or corporation)----

(name of individual and title) exporter of the merchandise described below, do solemnly and truly

(is the growth of declare that the said merchandise has been finished in

the

has been manufactured in United States of America, and that not less than 50 per cent of the total value of the goods represents the cost of labor and raw material in the United States, and that the said merchandise is correctly described as follows:

Port of shipment..
On steamship.

(name of steamship) Name of shipper...

(indicate whether merchant or manufacturer) Address of shipper.. Consignee in Poland.

(indicate whether merchant or manufacturer) Address of consignee in Poland.

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a recognized chamber of commerce has examined the manufacturers invoice of shippers affidavit concerning the origin of the merchandise, and according to the best of its knowledge and belief, finds the products named originated in the United States of America.

(Signature and seal of the Institution
executing the Certificate of Origin)

(Certification of competent Polish Consular Officer)

Certiicate of origin, Indirect shipments.

(Enclosuro 2]

Place and dato

CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

I

(consignor of the goods).-We

(name of individual or of the firm) exporter(s) of the merchandise described below, do solemnly and

(is the growth of truly declare that the said merchandise has been finished in

has been manufactured in) the United States of America, and that not less than 50 per cent of the total value of the goods represents the cost of labor and raw material in the United States, and that the said merchandise is correctly described as follows:

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The above described merchandise is to be shipped per...

(indicate whether on steamship (namo) or by railway)
from

(place of shipment)
Consignee in the Polish custom territory -.-
Address of consignee in the Polish custom territory.

Signature of consignor.

Certification by the competent consular authority of the U.S.A.

19.-

(Placo and date) No.

(of the consular representative cor.

tifying the certificate of origin) I do hereby certify, that I have examined the documents concerning the merchandise described above by the consignor, and according to my best knowledge and belief, I find the products named originated in the United States of America.

Witness my hand and seal of office the day and year aforesaid.

of the United States of America.

(Certification by the competent Polish consular representative).

The Polish Ambassador (Filipowicz) to the Secretary of State (Stimson) pAgreement by

Poland

AMBASADA POLSKA

W WASZYNGTONIE

No. 2241/31

June 15, 1931.

SIR:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of this date concerning your understanding of the agreement reached regarding the requirements for furnishing proof of the origin of imported merchandise entitled to the benefits of the treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights signed this day on behalf of Poland and the United States of America, and to confirm that understanding, as follows:

In the event that proof of the origin of imported goods is required by either Party pursuant to the provisions of the tenth paragraph of Article VI of the treaty, it is agreed that

(1) A declaration by the shipper in the country of origin legalized by a consular representative of the country of final destination resident in the country of origin shall be accepted as satisfactory proof of the origin of the goods. As far as certificates of origin for importation into the Polish customs territory are concerned, the abovementioned shipper's declaration, before legalization by a consular representative of Poland, has to be certified by a competent Chamber of Commerce or similar organization, subject to the exceptions provided for in subparagraph (a) of paragraph (3) hereof.

(2) For indirect shipments an acceptable alternative to the certificate of origin obtained in the country of origin as provided in paragraph (1) shall be proof of origin obtainable in the intermediate country from which the goods are last shipped to the country of final destination. Such proof shall consist of a declaration by the consignor of the goods in the intermediate country before a consular officer of the country of origin resident in the intermediate country, certified by the latter and approved by a consular representative of the country of final destination resident in the intermediate country, it being understood that the consular representatives of the country of origin shall not certify the shipper's declaration for this purpose unless they are satisfied upon examination of documentary or other evidence that the statements made therein are true.

(3) The attached form of certificate of origin for use in connection with direct shipments from the United States to Poland and the attached form for use in connection with indirect shipments from the United States to Poland through an intermediate country or countries, respectively, conform to the provisions above set forth, it being understood and agreed, however, that

(a) If the circumstances of any particular case render it impracticable for the shipper of the goods to obtain certification on a certificate of origin by a Chamber of Commerce or similar organization, the certificate of origin may be submitted for authentication directly to a Polish consular officer, and the fact

that certification by a Chamber of Commerce or similar organization has not been obtained shall not be considered by such consular officer as of itself sufficient ground for refusing to authenticate the document.

(b) If at the time the certificate of origin is made out circumstances render it difficult or inconvenient for shippers to specify on such certificate the name of the vessel on which the goods are to be shipped, the necessities and convenience of shippers shall be taken into account either by waiving this requirement or by making such other provision as the circumstances of the case require.

(c) In exceptional cases in which doubt exists regarding the exact proportion of the value of any given article represented by the costs of the labor and raw material of the United States, or in which such proportion is less than fifty per centum, but the article, in view of the nature and extent of the processes to which it has been subjected, is distinctly an American product, no certification regarding such proportion on a certificate of origin shall be required.

Any article in which the raw material or the labor of the United States represents less than fifty per centum of the total value shall, nevertheless, be deemed to be a product of the United States if á like article from any third country representing less than fifty per centum in value the labor and raw material of such third country

is deemed to be a product of that country. (4) In the event that modification of the requirements outlined in the preceding paragraphs is at any time considered desirable from the viewpoint of either Party, it is agreed that its proposals to this end shall be given sympathetic consideration by the other Party. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

TYTUS FILIPOWICZ THE HONORABLE HENRY L. STIMSON,

Secretary of State.

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