The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Mayer)
Washington, June 22, 1936—7 p.m.
79. Your 194, January [June] 20, 7 p.m. We are telling the German Embassy here,
- That, with a view to precluding any possibility of misunderstanding, Doctor Brinkmann should have clearly in mind that existing laws with regard to countervailing duties are mandatory and the Executive Branch of this Government cannot waive their application where the technical factors require such application; and
- That subject to the limitation thus imposed by law, the authorities here will be glad to receive Doctor Brinkmann and to give detailed consideration to any other matters that Doctor Brinkmann desires to discuss.
You may convey the foregoing to Doctor Brinkmann informally.