[3] In 1886, the British Empire and the German Empire made two statements about their spheres of interest in the Western Pacific. of the Anglo-German Agreement, the two Powers which have undertaken to apply the Law of Berlin in all parts of their field where the first five Articles are applicable “on the date of this Agreement”; whether, in these terms, the two governments which signed the Berlin Law of 1532 intended to withdraw from that law areas which might be detained or under the influence of one of the two powers after the signing of the Anglo-German Agreement; and whether, under this regime, can the German Government allow German goods to enter the mainland of the Sultanate of Zanzibar duty-free if the coastline is ceded by the Sultan while maintaining customs duties which then deviate from British trade? He said: If I remember correctly, the United States took an exceptional position at the conference.