File No. 763.72112/635
The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 21.]
Sir: I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 476 of January 14 respecting certain difficulties which are experienced by firms in this country in connection with the exportation of goods to Switzerland.
The attention of my Government had already been drawn to this matter and on the instructions of His Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs I issued to the press on the 11th instant a statement on the subject, copy of which I have the honour to enclose. I trust that in view of this statement the shipping companies will see their way to accept shipments for Switzerland and that the difficulties experienced by American firms will be diminished in proportion as it is found by experience that shipments destined for use in Switzerland are not interfered with.
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