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Wednesday, 25 February 1942

The Government of the United Kingdom will return to the United States of America at the end of the present emergency, as determined by the President, such defence articles transferred under this agreement as shall not have beendestroyed, lost or consumed and as shall he determined by the President to be useful in the defence of the United States of America or of the Western Hemisphere or to be otherwise of use to the United States of America.

Article VI.

In the final determination of the benefits tobe provided to the United States of America by the Government of the United Kingdom full cognizance shall be taken of all property, services, information, facilities, or other benefits or considerations provided by the Government of the United Kingdom subsequent to the 11th March, 1041. and accepted or acknowledged by the President on behalf of the United States of America.

Article VI 1.

In final determination of the benefits to be provided to the United States of America by the Government of the United Kingdom in return for aid furnished under the Act of Congress of the 11th March, 1941, the terms and conditions thereof shall be such as not to burden commerce between the two countries, hut to promote mutually advantageous economic relations between them and betterment of world-wide economic relations. To that end they shall include provision for agreed action by the United States of America and the United Kingdom open to participation by all other countries of like mind, directed to the expansion by appropriate international and domestic measures of production, employment and exchange and consumption of goods which are the material foundation of liberty and welfare of all peoples; to the elimination of all forms of discriminatory treatment in international commerce and to the reduction of tariffs and other trade barriers; and in general to the attainment of all economic objectives set forth in the joint declaration made on the 12th August,1941, by the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

At an early convenient date, conversations shall be begun between the two Governments with a view to determining in the light of government economic conditions, the best mean? of attaining the above-stated objectives by their own agreed action and of seeking agreed action of other like-minded governments.

ArticleVIII.

This agreement shall take effect as from this day'sdate. It shall continue in force until a date to he agreed upon by the Governments. Signed and sealed at Washington in duplicate this day of , 1941. On behalf of the Government of the United States of America; [Title]

On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [Title.]







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