The Ambassador in France (Sharp) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received March 30, 3.21 a.m.]
7917. [For] War Trade Board:
“Number 1259. The Superior Blockade Council today, having received the authorization of the Supreme War Council, decided that the Associated Governments should publish on April 2, 1919 the following notice regarding the restoration of trade relations with German Austria:
“In agreement with the Associated Governments; the Government of the United States of America has decided to authorize its nationals to resume trade relations with German Austria as from April 2, 1919.
“American exporters are however reminded that merchandise shipped to this country should be destined only for supplying the interior needs thereof.
“All reexportation from German Austria to countries with which commercial relations are not authorized is forbidden, save with the authority of the Inter-Allied Commission at Vienna, and reexportation without such authorization will render the exporter liable to legal prosecution.
“The importation into German Austria of all products is permitted save the following (herewith list of articles transmitted in Embassy’s 7738, March 19, 5 p.m. our number 11691).
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