The French Resident General in Morocco (Saint) to the American Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (Blake)9
Mr. Diplomatic Agent: By letter dated February 8th last, you have been good enough to communicate to me your observations on the subject of the Dahir of January 30, 1933, instituting the compensatory taxes.
I have the honor to inform you that the dispositions of this Dahir are applicable only to merchandise originating or shipped from countries which do not enjoy in the Shereefian Empire the benefit of the most favored nation clause, and imported into Morocco at prices manifestly inferior to normal cost prices.
This, moreover, is specified in the Vizirial Decree of February 20, 1933, published in the Official Bulletin of the 24th of that month, the text of which you will find enclosed herewith.10
Please accept [etc.]