611.526 Wines/32

The Spanish Ambassador ( Cárdenas ) to the Secretary of State

No. 108/13
Ref. III.A.a.a.3

The Ambassador of Spain presents his compliments to the Honorable the Secretary of State and, referring to the conversations held respecting the importation of wines and alcoholic beverages, has the honor to inform him that he is instructed by his Government to state that it obligates itself to recommend to the Spanish tobacco monoply the purchase of 1,585,000 kilos of Virginia tobacco, in addition to current purchases of the year.

It is understood that in consideration of this assurance the appropriate authorities of the Government of the United States will issue to duly qualified applicants permits valid until April 30, 1934, for the importation of wines and spirits from Spain up to the amount of 1,100,000 gallons, exclusive of permits already issued, subject to the code of fair competition, to the marketing agreement for the alcoholic beverages importing industry, license of the Secretary of Agriculture and to applicable legal provisions.

It is further understood that all permits issued pursuant hereto shall be valid only for the importation of wines and spirits produced in Spain, coming from Spanish ports, even if not directly, and accompanied by a certificate of origin and a certificate of analysis, or both in the same document, issued by the appropriate Spanish authorities.