The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Gordon)
75. Your 106, June 17, 1 p.m. It seems probable that application of law would run counter to Article 8 of the treaty. However, Department does not desire to assert treaty violation until it has had opportunity to examine complete text of law. Please forward copy of law and report fully by mail any specific instances in which law has had effect of discriminating against American products. Meanwhile, you may orally communicate with German Foreign Office stating that your Government feels some apprehension that law may have the effect of contravening the treaty and expressing hope that in connection with the issuance of administrative regulations or otherwise steps may be taken to avoid such consequences.