560.M2/51: Telegram

The Chief of the American Delegation ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State

17. Department’s 65, October 6. On analysis of paragraphs of article 4 it appears to us that the question of “standards,” which you bring up on page 10, may well be covered without further necessary article under paragraph 7, article 4, provided we obtain insertion of the words “and exported” after the word “imported”. May I request consideration and instructions on this point?

Considerable reluctance has been expressed in the debate to the general idea of extending the list of articles and it might be easier for us to obtain our desires under the proposed amendment to paragraph 7.