File No. 5727/117.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé of Austria-Hungary.

No. 274.]

Sir: Referring to your note of the 15th ultimo and telegram of the 30th ultimo,a receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, relative to certificates of value of merchandise issued by Austrian chambers of commerce and industry, I have the honor to inform you that the department [Page 488] is just in receipt of a letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, dated the 30th ultimo, stating that the customs officers of the United States will be instructed in the next issue of “Treasury Decisions” that the provisions of point “F” of the diplomatic note annexed to the commercial agreement between the United States and Germany have been extended to Austrian chambers of commerce and industry.

The department will take pleasure in sending you a copy of the “Treasury Decisions” in question as soon as it shall be received.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.
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