611.60c15/1: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Poland (Gibson)

122. Your 130 March 5, 7 p.m.

Attitude of Polish authorities to American business incomprehensible. Department consulted Federal Trade Commission and Commerce department who state that our Federal laws do not require registration of corporations. Individual states require such registration involving payment of fees, but there is no discrimination against Polish corporations in respect thereto. It is desirable that you point out to Polish authorities extreme shortsightedness of policy which is likely to prejudice them with American business, especially in view of the coming flotation of Polish government bonds here and Poland’s need of American economic assistance. Your 118 of March 1st37 is being given careful consideration.

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