The German Embassy to the Department of State


N. Y. 471

By a note verbale of June 21st of this year (Nr. [N. Y.] 471) the Embassy had called the attention of the State Department to a law of the State of New York, entitled the “Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.”

Paragraph 84 of this law clearly violates Article 1, paragraph 1 of the German-American Commercial Treaty, in the opinion of the German Government, which confirms the view taken by the Embassy in the note mentioned above.

The German Government would be very much obliged to the Department of State if it would be good enough to inform us of its view and the steps taken by it, since the German Government has already been obliged (as the Department of State is aware) to consider other portions of the German-American Commercial Treaty as not observed recently.