394.31/9–651: Telegram

The Ambassador in Italy (Dunn) to the Secretary of State


1108. Re Embtel 1094, September 5. Discussion arranged with Grazzi1 for Friday morning on termination US GATT relations with Czechoslovakia. Telephone conversation today indicates discussion will be fruitless unless we can give satisfactory answer to question whether US would keep in effect with other countries concessions originally negotiated with Czechoslovakia, e.g. in Italy’s case glassware. Please instruct immediately on this point.

Also appears Grazzi will ask whether termination relations with Czechoslovakia would facilitate reinstatement tariff concessions on felt hats. Dept’s comments this point helpful. Also any encouragement re cheese and almonds.2

  1. Umberto Grazzi, Director General, Economic Affairs, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. Regarding the matters mentioned herein, see pp. 1522 ff.