881.512/32: Telegram

The Chargé at Tangier (Rand) to the Secretary of State

Department’s number 17, July 11, 4 p.m.

The only taxes improperly collected from American protégés were paid by Bergel. Spanish authorities have now returned amount these taxes directly to Bergel. A shipment of Holland gin consigned to American Semsar Cohen of Larache now being held at customhouse for payment of consumption tax.

Direct communication between this Agency and authorities Spanish zone difficult as explained in Agency’s despatch number 117 of March 23rd, 1923. In my opinion considerable time in settling this question would be saved if I am authorized to assure Spanish Agency here that upon release of Cohen’s shipment and if meanwhile no further attempts are made to collect consumption taxes from American protégés, latter will be instructed to pay such taxes.