Anglo-Russian Trade Agreement

After several long rounds of negotiations, the Anglo-Soviet trade agreement was signed on 16 March 1921. It was a provisional agreement before the signing of a formal peace treaty to settle economic and political relations between the two countries. Other documents on the impact of the diplomatic breakdown on trade between Britain and the Soviet Union are highlighted in our section on the ARCOS raid and the breakdown of Anglo-Soviet relations in 1927. Let us reflect on whether there is any progress in this treaty before us compared to previous agreements concluded or negotiated by previous governments. I now turn to the third chapter of the treaty and find the proposed rules, which must now apply in dealing with the issue of bondholders and owners who must be compensated. The Prime Minister welcomed the Russian delegation, defined three principles or defined three objectives to be achieved by the conference. The first was to achieve peace with Russia; The second was to establish all rights and duties between the two nations; and the third was to enter a successful trading position. These are the three objectives set by the Prime Minister before the conference. As far as the first and third are concerned, they are objects of general desire that no one would dispute, and they will undoubtedly be reached in time, when the second object can be reached first. But what has this proposed treaty done to regulate the rights and obligations of the parties? She did nothing. Persons admitted to Russia under this agreement are permitted to freely import goods (with the exception of products such as alcoholic spirits, whose importation and production are prohibited or prohibited in Russia) which are dispossessed exclusively for use or consumption, for an amount reasonably necessary for these purposes. V. Each party may appoint to a number one or several authorized agents who have agreed on his stay and the exercise of his duties in the territory of the other parties who personally enjoy all freedoms and immunities in accordance with the previous article, as well as immunity from arrest and search, provided that each party can refuse admission as an agent of a person who is persona non grata for herself or who is persona non grata for her the other party`s demand that it should be necessary to withdraw it for reasons of public interest or security.

These plenipotentiaries allow access to the authorities of the country of residence in order to facilitate the implementation of this agreement and to protect the interests of their nationals. Officials have the freedom to communicate freely with their own government and other government officials in other countries in cypher`s mail and radio telegraphy territory, and to receive and ship couriers with sealed bags subject to a 3 kg per week limit, which is not subject to examination.