145 Evatt to Chifley

Cablegram UN1117 NEW YORK, 13 November 1947, 6.17 p.m.

MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET

1. As requested your E.101, I today signed protocol of provisional application of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and requested Secretary General to inform other countries of our intention to apply agreement provisionally as from November 18th.

My following telegram contains text of press statement which I issued.

2. France also signed the protocol later today.

[AA : A1068, ER47/1/32]