462.00R296A1/116: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in France (Armour)

65. Your 97, February 13, 10 a.m. Have you had any further information as to just what the French have in mind on the “question of customs duties”. While the Department does not want you to make any particular inquiry of the French about it, we are interested in knowing whether the French have in mind particularly the British situation vis-à-vis tariffs; whether the inter-European preference idea is to be developed; whether the thought would be worldwide in scope, or just what is behind the idea.