811.114 St. Pierre-Miquelon/467: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Bullitt)

99. Your No. 243, February 19, 4 p.m. Treasury Department considers arrangement outlined satisfactory subject to the acceptance of substantially the following definition of term “alcool de traite”:

“The term ‘alcool de traite’ means ethyl alcohol from whatever source or by whatever process produced, including dilutions or mixtures thereof, but not including beverages, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, flavoring extracts, and similar substances or preparations, when bottled and packaged by reputable manufacturers and labeled as such under appropriate trade or brand names.”

Please express our thanks to the French Government for their cooperation in this matter, adding that we will again bring the matter of cruises to the attention of the United States Lines although, as you correctly informed them, we have no control over the United States Lines.