811.114 Liquor/1118a: Telegram
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Straus)
203. The French Chargé d’Affaires left me June 26th a memorandum76 expressing the concern of the French Government with respect to the effect of the provision contained in the recent liquor tax law77 with regard to the use of names of regional origin in the labeling of wines. I wish you would take occasion to inform the Minister of Foreign Affairs personally, if possible, that we are giving the representations of the French Government the most serious consideration, and that we will communicate with the Chargé d’Affaires here as soon as our studies of all phases of the matter have progressed to a point where we feel that we can make a helpful contribution to the situation. We are most anxious that a satisfactory solution may be found to the points raised by the French Government.