600.119/1713a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to All American Missions and Consulates

[From War Trade Board]: Following is substance of press notice to be published here tomorrow, November 22nd.

“Signing of armistice makes possible considerable relaxation in exportation of commodities heretofore conserved for war purposes. Tonnage, however, continues to be controlling factor on account need of supplying troops abroad and of lifting commodities for foreign relief and reconstruction. Impossible, therefore, to determine now when there will be increase in tonnage engaged in unregulated trade.”

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