690d.003/21: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Beirut (Knabenshue)

Your telegram of March 31, 4 p.m. concerning increase in customs duty on alcohol. You may inform the French authorities that this Government consents to making effective with respect to American citizens the increased duty on alcohol for beverage purposes with the reservation of the jurisdiction of the American Consular Court in cases arising under this provision in which American citizens are concerned as of the date that this Government’s consent is brought to the attention of the French authorities.