File No. 763.72112/2017

The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Netherlands ( Van Dyke )

[Telegram]

233. Refer letter Commercial Attaché Thompson to Pratt of November 18.1

Revocation licenses after shipment goods preventing delivery to Dutch buyers not only seriously detrimental to interests of American trade but must involve material losses to Dutch importers. If investigation substantiates Thompson’s allegations bring matter to attention of Foreign Office.

After consultation with Dutch authorities advise Department by cable in order that instructions may be sent to Ambassador, London, if necessary.

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  1. Not printed.