File No. 763.72112/1244

The Consul General at London ( Skinner ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

Department’s 11th. Goods originating Belgium are presumptively enemy origin and it lies upon those interested to prove that Germany would not profit from intended operation. In practice this is difficult to prove, as Belgian representatives not in position to ascertain material facts. Am assured each case will be considered upon merits and whenever it can be demonstrated that transaction is for benefit Belgians, to exclusion of German advantage permission will be granted.

Skinner