Foreign News: Tariff Deadlock

Another phase was reached in the tariff deadlock between France and the U. S. (TIME, Sept. 19 et seq.) when the French government last week answered the U. S. protest against the new French tariff schedule, which Washington holds discriminates against U. S. goods.

Briefly, the note reaffirmed France's right to make only such trade agreements as she sees fit and flatly rejected the U. S. demand for most-favored-nation treatment without corresponding favors in the U. S. for French goods.

The French contention is that there is a conflect of material interests, which they...

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