Canadian Treaty Series
E103753 - CTS 1963 No. 15
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO AMEND THE NOTES OF NOVEMBER 12, 1953 CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT CANADA-UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AS AMENDED ON OCTOBER 2, 1961
The Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America to the Secretary of State of the United States of America
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 1963
The Honourable Dean Rusk
The Secretary of State
I have the honour to refer to the Embassy’s Note No. 821 of November 12, 1953, and the State Department’s Note of November 12, 1953, as amended exchange of notes of October 2, 1961, by which our two Governments agreed to the establishment of a Joint United States-Canadian Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs.
I have the honour to propose that Canadian membership should henceforth include, on a permanent basis, the Minister of Industry. The purpose of the Department of Industry, which was created by an Act of Parliament on July 25, 1963, will be to foster effective economic growth and development in Canadian manufacturing industry and to assist the latter in taking advantage of opportunities for sound economic development. It is the Canadian view that this is a field in which useful consultation between the two countries could take place.
If the Government of the United States is agreeable to the foregoing proposal, I suggest that the present Note and your reply to that effect should constitute an amendment to the Agreement of November 12, 1953, between our two Governments.
Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
C. S. A. Ritchie
The Secretary of State of the United States of America to the Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
WASHINGTON, September 17, 1963
His Excellency Charles S. A. Ritchie
Ambassador of Canada
I have the honor to refer to your Note No. 506 of September 17, 1963, in which you propose that the Canadian membership of the Joint United States-Canadian Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs, which was established by an exchange of Notes between our two Governments on November 12, 1953, as amended by an exchange of Notes of October 2, 1961, should henceforth include on a permanent basis the Minister of Industry.
I have the honor to inform you that the Government of the United States concurs in this proposal and agrees with your Note and this reply should constitute an amendment to the Agreement of November 12, 1953, as amended, between our two Governments.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
For the Secretary of State:
G. Griffith Johnson