Cablegram 34 OTTAWA, 12 February 1944, 1.30 p.m.
For Evatt from Glasgow.
Your telegram 31.  Mutual Aid General Agreement.
Canadians have now agreed to amend article 10 by substituting for
the words 'the expansion of International commerce by the
reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers' the words 'the
expansion of commerce through appropriate international agreements
on commercial policy'. The agreements, including the article in
this amended form, were signed in Ottawa yesterday with the United
Kingdom and Soviet Governments. I understand that Davis has been
instructed to inform you of the above, and also of two minor
amendments to articles 9(c) and II. 
I feel that elimination of reference to tariffs and trade barriers
is most satisfactory from our point of view and would strongly
recommend that we now meet [Canadian]  desire for early
signature of agreement. 
[AA:A989, 43/125/5/6/1, ii]