Common Market: The Chicken War

After a recent visit to the U.S., West Germany's Minister without Portfolio Heinrich Krone returned to Bonn with a telling assessment of official Washington's mood. Said Krone: "Everyone is preoccupied with Cuba, Berlin, Laos-and chickens." Konrad Adenauer confided not long ago that he and President Kennedy have had voluminous correspondence during the past two years, "and I guess that about half of it has been about chickens." Last week the cause of all this chicken talk-tariffs-took an unexpected turn. Into effect throughout the Common Market went a raised tariff on imports of U.S. chickens-just when the U.S. thought that...

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