611.623/144

The Acting Secretary of State to the German Ambassador ( Luther )

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency’s note dated June 15, 1936, in which, pursuant to instructions from the German Government, Your Excellency protests against the Treasury Decision (T. D. 48360) announced June 4, 1936, instructing Collectors of Customs to suspend liquidation of entries covering certain merchandise imported directly or indirectly from Germany after thirty days after publication of the Decision in the printed Treasury Decisions, and to require a deposit of estimated countervailing duties applicable on such merchandise under Section 303 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

The note of the German Foreign Office dated March 20, 1936, to which Your Excellency refers was duly transmitted to the competent authorities of this Government charged with the execution of the Tariff Act of 1930. I am transmitting for their consideration a copy of the note acknowledged hereby.

Accept [etc.]

William Phillips