811.512851Double/47: Telegram

The Ambassador in France ( Edge ) to the Secretary of State

207. For Alvord, Treasury, from Carroll:

“Paris newspapers report Treasury official statement that a fairly satisfactory double taxation agreement has been reached with the French Government. If report is accurate would it not be possible to prepare for signature before July 31st with the understanding that agreement will not be submitted for ratification before passage of Hawley bill? A signed and ratified convention seems inevitable even under Hawley bill. Law committee of American Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically recommends adoption by Government. Ambassador and leading lawyers planning to see Mills tomorrow. Please wire details of Treasury statement immediately so can know exact situation.”