662.11173 Barley/8: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany (Poole) to the Secretary of State

197. My 194, September 26, 6 p.m. On the ground that American shippers have not yet agreed to make coming shipments contingent on examination of suspected barley, the Reichsrat last evening enacted decree providing that barley of American origin (excepting Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado) may be admitted to commerce in Germany only after an examination establishing its innocuous character. The importer bears expense of examination. Decree will be effective October 1st to November 15th but the Reich Government is authorized to cancel it before or extend it and may admit exceptions in its application.

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