File No. 763.72112/5228
The Secretary of State to the Minister in China ( Reinsch)
Your October 24, 2 p.m. Enemy Trading Act appears to make unlawful for individuals or concerns in United States, except with license, to trade or have any form of business or commercial communication or intercourse or dealings, directly or indirectly with any—
- Individual or body of individuals of any nationality resident, or corporation incorporated, within territory (including territory occupied by military or naval forces) of nation at war with the United States or any ally of such nation;
- Individual or body of individuals of any nationality resident, or corporation incorporated, within any country other than the United States and doing business within such territory;
- Enemy or ally-of-enemy government, or officer, official, agent, or agency thereof;
- Individual or concern (regardless of nationality or residence) who there is reasonable cause to believe is acting for, on account, on behalf, or for benefit, of any above prohibited classes.
While, except with license, trade prohibited everywhere with corporations organized under laws of Germany or [her] allies, trade with nationals of such countries resident in China not prohibited by act unless they fall within classes (b), (d),1 or unless they are designated by presidential proclamation. President has not issued such proclamation.