The Secretary of State to Ambassador Francis.
Washington, October 20, 1906.
Sir: Referring to your No. 45, of August 27 last, in regard to the Austrian decree of July 5, 1906, prohibiting the importation of meats from non-European countries into Austria except by special permit from the minister of the interior, I inclose a copy of a letter from the Secretary of Agriculture relative to the methods observed by his department for the inspection of meats and meat products intended for exportation. I also inclose two prints showing the regulations adopted by the Department of Agriculture for the inspection of these meats.
Secretary Wilson desires that the attention of the Austrian Government may be invited to the manner in which the inspection is conducted with a view to obtaining a modification of the decree so as to admit into Austria meats from this country which have been inspected and passed and which are accompanied by a certificate of inspection.
You will bring the matter to the attention of the Austrian Government.
I am, etc.,