The Minister in Switzerland ( Wilson ) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 29.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 3660 of August 7, 1936, regarding the measures taken by the Swiss Government in connection with the importation of lard, and to the Legation’s despatch No. 4534, of August 19, 1936, with which was enclosed a copy of an informal letter to Dr. Stucki, setting forth the Department’s point of view in the premises.
The Legation has now received a reply from Dr. Stucki, dated September 19th, in which he sets forth at considerable length the attitude of the Swiss Government in the matter.
While Dr. Stucki takes issue with the point of view expressed by the Department as regards the legality of the measures adopted, it is felt that the detailed explanations furnished by him as a result of the Legation’s informal representations may be helpful to the Department in determining its attitude in any review of the question which may become necessary in the future.
There is also enclosed a copy of my acknowledgment18 of Dr. Stucki’s note in which I stated that his explanations would be submitted [Page 813] to the Department of State for use in any review it may care to make of the question.
Secretary of Legation