EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF INDIA AND SWEDEN REGARDING TRADE RELATIONS
New Delhi, 28 February 1951
LETTERS - ROYAL SWEDISH LEGATION.
the 28th February, 1951.
Dear Mr. VENKATARAMAN,
I refer to our recent discussions regarding trade between India and Sweden for the year 1951 and note that Sweden being treated as
a soft currency country, licences for imports into India of any particular goods or commodity from Sweden would at any time during
the aforesaid period be granted on the same basis as licences for imports from any other country within the soft currency group.
This implies that there will be no discrimination against Sweden regarding the import of any particular commodity from countries in
this currency group. It further implies that if India enters into any trade agreements with any members of this Currency group, Sweden
will enjoy the same favours and privileges as those which may be given to the Countries with which India may enter into such agreements.
I, furthermore' confirm that it was agreed during our discussions that both the Governments of Sweden and India would use their best
endeavours to promote the trade and shipping of the two countries and that also they would give a fair and equitable treatment to
all questions arising in this connection. I take this opportunity to confirm that the recent liberalisation of imports into Sweden
from the countries in the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, is forthwith extended to imports from India.
(Sd.) GUNNAR JARRING.
S.A. VENKATARAMAN, Esq.,
Secretary to the Government of India,
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
New Delhi, the 28th February, 1951.
DEAR DR. JARRING,
Thank you for your letter of to-day's date setting out the results of recent trade discussions between representatives of the Swedish
and Indian Governments. I confirm that the letter represents correctly the understanding reached subject to the following points:
(a) In regard to the last sentence of the first paragraph of your letter, it is correct to say that it is the intention of the Government
of India not to extend any discriminatory treatment in or through Trade Agreement to any country of the same Currency group. The
Government of India shall make every endeavour to adhere strictly to this position.
(b) We are making certain exceptions in our import trade control regulations in respect of certain commodities brought into India
from neighbouring countries in sailing vessels.
(c) There are also certain relaxations in the matter of import regulations for imports from neighbouring countries, such as Afganistan,
Burma and Ceylon. I take this opportunity of thanking the Swedish Government for extending to India the import liberalisations which
have been granted to countries which are members of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation.
(Sd. S.A. VENKATARAMAN.
H. E. Dr. GUNNAR JARRING,
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Sweden in India,
11, Ratendone Road. New Delhi.