File No. 763.72112/1994

The Minister in Norway (Schmedeman) to the Secretary of State


44. Norwegian buyers of American copper and copper wire have been informed by Norwegian American line that British Government has instructed the line to discontinue carrying said goods to Norway where large amounts are used and whose other sources of supply are cut off. British Government demands shipment on British vessels via Great Britain in which event Norwegian buyers fear that goods will not reach them.