File No. 763.72112/1243a
The Secretary of State ad interim to the Consul General at London (Skinner)
British Embassy here states goods originating in that part Belgium occupied by German forces regarded as goods German origin and subject Article 4, order in council March 11. In cases where particular factories in that territory are employing Belgians in Belgian interests, Belgian Legation, London, certifying facts to British Foreign Office and permits are being given for exportation their products. Informally investigate this situation and report fully status goods originating that part Belgium occupied by German forces.