File No. 300.115/2235

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )


1015. Swiss Minister with much earnestness represents that no copper has been permitted to reach Switzerland whose industries are in sore need. It is understood his Government has made or will make assurances of need of copper for Swiss consumption and against reexport. Department wishes you to assist in appropriate way the desires of Swiss Government after conferring with Swiss Minister there. It is desired that copper now held at Gibraltar go forward, and new purchases and consignments to definite consignees be permitted without interception.