FRANCE: Tariff Reverberations

To the official protest of the U. S. government against the now tariff law (TIME, Sept. 19), the French government countered skillfully. It declined to entertain the U. S. proposal for a treaty of amity and commerce modeled on the one recently concluded with Germany (TIME, Aug. 29). In other words France refused to give the U. S. most-favored nation treatment (rates equal to the lowest accorded to any other nation) because the U. S. makes no similar concession to any country.

Instead, Finance Minister & Premier Raymond Poincare suggested that a...

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