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Українська Держава (1918 р.)


Economic agreement between Ukraine on the hand, and Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other hand.
Signet at Kief, 10 September, 1918
(Summary of text as published in the (British) “Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Economic Supplement”, being a translation of the summary published
in the “Neue Freie Presse”
)

(10 вересня 1918 р.)

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Economic agreement
between Ukraine on the hand,
and Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other hand.

Signet at Kief, 10 September, 1918


(Summary of text as published in the (British) “Daily Review of the Foreign Press, Economic Supplement”, being a translation of the summary published in the “Neue Freie Presse”)

The agreement comes into forсe at once and runs to June 30, 1919; negotiations as to the future will be initiated in May, 1919. The Central Powers have reached an understanding with Bulgaria and Turkey on the question, and will satisfy their requirements. The Economic Bureau established in Kief by Germany and Austria-Hungary retains its functions, and a Committee for foreign trade in connection with the Ukrainian Ministry for Commerce and Industry will be found composed of representatives of the Ukrainian Government, the Central Powers, Ukrainian Commerce Industry and Consumers, and the economic offices of the Central Powers in the Ukraine.

Supplies of Cereals. – The expression covers all grains and legumes and their products. Of the available supplies 65 per cent are to be reserved to the Ukraine, 35 per cent for the Central Powers, 40 mill. puds are to be handed over by December 1, 1918, and a further 35 mill. by June 15, 1919, and shortage to be made up in sugar (1 pud for every 8 pud grain). The cost to the Central Powers will be Kr. 3 milliards, half of which will be payable by Austria-Hungary. Seed may be purchased and exported without restrictions. The maximum price for wheat will be R. 960 per ton up to December 1, R. 720 up to May 15, and R. 640 thereafter.

Other foodstuffs. – The Ukraine has to furnish 11 mill. puds of beef, 300,000 sheep, 1 mill. geese, and . 1 mill. other poultry, lard, butter, and cheese up to 460,000 puds. Sausage and other preserved meats up to 200,000 pud per month, 2,500 truck loads of eggs (each containing 100 boxes of 10 gross), and 20 per cent of the alcohol production of the season. Potatoes, vegetables, fruits and their products, as well as honey, are left to free trade and export. Sugar in preserves will be reckoned as part of the quota to be furnished. No butter or cheese is to be exported in December, January, and February. 21/2 mill. puds of granulated sugar are to be furnished by the end of the term; if the year's production exceeds 22 mill. puds, then in addition one-third of the surplus in the same form. Sugar may be substituted for grain only to the extent of 3 mill. puds; the quota must not cost more than R. 100 per pud; that substituted for grain not more than R. 110, and ny surplus not more than R. 120. The Central Powers must consult the Ukraine before exporting sugar to Russia. If the Ukraine is not able to satisfy the conditions as to grain and sugar the Central Powers may demand up to one-fifth of the 40 per cent refined alcohol produced, or a maximum of 20 mill. 1., in the proportion of 70 1. to 10 puds grain.

Raw materials. – The Central Powers may export 11,200 trucks of timber (birch, ash, oak), but no wood for fuel, building, put props, or sleepers. They are to receive 750,000 puds of hemp. Cotton in private possession may only be released after negotiation. Rags may be exported. Sorted rags only after Dec. 1; wool can only be exported on special negotiation, but hempen fabrics are free except sacks, for which an export license will be required.

Ores. – The Ukrainian Government allows the export of 371/2 mill. puds of iron ore and 3 mill. puds of manganese ore; 30 per cent of the metals purchased by the Central Powers may be exported, 30 per cent are retained for the scarce metals in the machines delivered and 40 per cent must be offered in sale to the Ukrainian Government. The export of scrap iron and rubber, of ferro-manganese and mercury is free.

Hides. – Provisionally the Central Powers have the right to receive 300,000 large and 700,000 small hides. The amount may be increased after Dec. 1.

Tobacco. – The Ukrainian Government guarantees 250,000 puds of last year's harvest; the proportion of this year's will be determined by Dec. 1, but is not to be less than 250,000 puds.

Conditions Governing Supplies from Central Powers. – Goods from Germany and Austria-Hungary will be permitted unrestricted delivery to consumers and commercial firms. Coal and petroleum products are at present monopolies. Orders for agricultural machinery are to be assembled at a Ukrainian Office, also those obtained directly by the export companies. All sales and arrival of paper must be notified to the Ukrainian Paper Import Office.

Germany supplies the coal, and Austria-Hungary petroleum Products – 5,000 tons per month.

Duties. – From June 1, 1918, the Central Powers have to pay the duties arranged by treaty: In the case of Austria-Hungary, those agreed upon in the Russian Treaty of 1906 and the Brest-Litovsk agreement.

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