662.116 Fruit/24: Telegram

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

205. Department’s 117, September 28, 4 p.m. A good occasion presented itself last week for making further representations to the Foreign Office concerning the proposed German import quotas on agricultural products. I emphasized that we were as much interested in this matter as the other countries with which Germany through its governmental commission has conducted and is about to conduct official discussions (see Embassy’s despatch No. 1962 of October 1st) and urged that the arguments we had already presented be given renewed consideration.

Coinciding with the difficulties encountered by this German governmental commission at The Hague and Rome these representations were apparently helpful as 2 days later Foreign Office told me that it felt it might perhaps be well to talk the matter over further with us. Accordingly in line with the procedure adopted in sending its commission to visit the other countries concerned the German Government will probably approach the Department through the Embassy in Washington. I should appreciate telegraphic information if and when this happens.