FRANCE: Tariff Armistice

FRANCE

Tariff Armistice

The Franco-U.S. tariff dispute (TIME, Sept. 19 et seq.) came to a definite if temporary head last week when Premier Raymond Poincare, functioning as Minister of Finance, caused a note to be written to Washington expressing France's willingness to revert to the status quo ante for U. S. imports pending the negotiation of a new commercial treaty.

This means that U. S. goods will be admitted to France on the terms that they enjoyed prior to Sept. 6 when the new French tariff law went into...

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