693.003/829: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in China (MacMurray)

220. Your 505, July 3, 1 p.m. Department is doubtful concerning its authority specifically to assent to application of revised schedules to American imports. Present tariff revision is not in conformity with Article IV of Washington Customs Treaty.83 Department will not, however, object to enforcement of revised schedules providing they are accepted by the other treaty powers concerned and contain no discriminatory features.