File No. 763.72112/3778

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


Foreign Trade Controller having asked for conference stated his understanding that United States would consent to prevent exportations to Latin American countries for firms known to be assisting enemy. He requests me to obtain Departmental consideration of ways and means of giving practical effect to this idea and would welcome informal expression American views on prevention exports to Latin America for German-owned or controlled houses. He desires to furnish Department with evidence illustrating activity of such houses in Latin America. Controller believes concerted policy matter of greatest importance. He was informed I could only undertake to transmit his suggestions.