206. Memorandum of Conversation1


  • Wool


  • The Secretary
  • The British Ambassador
  • Mr. Nigel Trench, Counselor, British Embassy
  • Mr. T. J. Hirschfeld, Officer in Charge, Cambodian Affairs

The Secretary noted that other wool producers such as Italy and Japan were now coming into the United States market thereby creating [Page 569] some concern among domestic producers. He mentioned that he had just received a Congressional delegation representing these producers and suggested that the British might have some interest in a marketing agreement.2 Lord Harlech replied that although his government was utterly opposed in principle to such an idea, it might, nevertheless, “be intriguing to certain sections of British industry.” He said that “the experts” would be in touch soon.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, INCO–WOOL US. Confidential. Drafted by Hirschfeld on March 18 and approved in S on March 23. The source text is labeled “Part II of II.”
  2. A memorandum of conversation of the meeting between Secretary Rusk and a delegation of six Senators and eight Representatives on March 18 is ibid., INCO–WOOL 17 US.