693.003/441: Telegram

The Minister in China (Reinsch) to the Secretary of State

My telegram November 16, 8 p.m. Conference meets January 5th. Japanese Government suggests that to expedite matters preliminary agreement be made to the effect that the average value of merchandise during 1991, 12 and 13 be taken as the basis of customs revision. The French Legation and Belgian propose that the conference take action by a majority vote. Their motive is to avoid possible obstruction by any neutral. I have the honor to ask your instructions on both matters.