662.116 Fruit/34: Telegram

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

126. With reference to the last sentence, your 209, October 22, 1 p.m., German Ambassador today called at the Department to discuss the proposed German quota system. He expressed the opinion that: [Page 367]

The establishment of the system would be temporary;
A global system rather than a national system would probably be used as the basis for quota calculations, although some nations want national quotas;
If national quotas are adopted full consideration would be given to our views in the matter as to the desirability of basing the quotas on average imports over a period.

You should take occasion to continue your efforts to impress upon the German Government our position in this matter as outlined in the Department’s 124, October 21, 6 p.m.