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No Surprise Evinced at U.S. Raising Tariffs Against Germany

Diplomatic circles expressed no surprise today at the State Department’s action in informing the German embassy that when the German-United States commercial agreement expires Oct. 15, the Reich will not enjoy the tariff concessions given other nations.

The notification, commercial experts said, follows naturally the action of the United States three weeks ago in dropping the “most favored nation” clause from the new treaty after the German government had informed the United States it could not live up to that provision of the treaty.

As a result of the new treaty, German exporters will be forced to pay the full Smoot-Hawley tariff on about 100 articles on which concessions in some cases as high as 50 per cent have been made to other nations.

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