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Italy Will Not Label Goods in Discriminatory Manner, Saudi Arabia Told

Pietro Campilli, Minister for Industry and Trade, has informed the Saudi Arabian Government that the Italian Chamber of Commerce will not comply with a Saudi Arabian request that all goods shipped from Italy to the Arab state carry a statement to the effect that only non-Jewish firms were involved in their manufacture.

The Italian Minister stated that the Italian Constitution does not permit racial discrimination and subsequently the Saudi Arabian request could not be complied with. He acted after a protest by the Union of Italian Jewish Communities pointing out that compliance with the request would violate the Constitution.