611.526 Wines/36

The Secretary of State to the Spanish Ambassador ( Cárdenas )

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Ambassador of Spain and has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of his note of February 16, 1934, in which he states that he is instructed by his Government to say, in consideration of assurances respecting the issuance of permits for the importation into the United States of Spanish wines and spirits, that his Government obligates itself to recommend to the Spanish Tobacco Monopoly to purchase in the United States 1,585,000 kilos of Virginia tobacco, in addition to current purchases of the year.

The Secretary of State has the honor to inform the Ambassador of Spain that, in consideration of the assurances contained in his above-mentioned note, 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 (one million, one hundred thousand) gallons, exclusive of permits already issued, subject to all applicable provisions of law and of the code of fair competition and the marketing agreement for the alcoholic beverages importing industry and license of the Secretary of Agriculture issued in connection therewith; and 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.