474. Telegram 1080 to London, August 151

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For Ambassador from Ball. Deliver 9:00 a.m. August 16, 1963. At meeting last week with Senators interested in wool Textiles, the President was informed British Industry now unanimously supporting idea of international arrangement to regulate trade in wool textiles. According to US industry, the UK National Wool Textile Export Corporation has discussed matter with BOT and was encouraged by reaction of British officials. On basis of this meeting, British wool textile industry thinks HMG would consider favorably an approach by the US to an international wool textile arrangement.

I have been instructed by the President to have the Embassy discuss this matter with Alan Green of the BOT and to point out to him the interest of the US in initiating steps to work out an international arrangement covering wool textiles. The President has asked for a report on the conversation with Green as soon as possible.

  1. Approach to HMG on an international wool textile arrangement. Confidential. 1 p. Department of State, Central Files, INCO–WOOL UK.