394.31/11–2951: Telegram

The Chargé in the Netherlands (Trimble) to the Secretary of State


547. Contents Deptel 703 Nov 27 sent Brussels 778 transmitted Neth Govt by note today. Initial reaction of Dutch was one of disappointment US finds necessary consider withdrawal any GATT concession since they view such withdrawal as weakening GATT structure and facilitating ability other nations also withdraw concessions in a time econ recession. They indicated formal reply wld be made after consultation with Belg.

Sent Dept 547, rptd info Brussels 40.