The Secretary of State to the Swedish Chargé (Assarsson)

Sir: I beg to refer to your notes of March 28, and March 31, 1925,3 relative to the Treasury orders issued March 10, and March 14, prohibiting the importation of merchandise manufactured and exported by or for the account of Fiskeby Fabriks A/B and Holmens Bruks Fabriks A/B of Norrkoeping, Sweden.

I have now been informed by the appropriate authorities of this Government that the Holmens Bruks Fabriks A/B has agreed to permit an inspection of its books and records by representatives of the United States Customs Service in accordance with Section 510 of the Tariff Act of 1922. Consequently, the order prohibiting the importation of this firm’s merchandise has been revoked under date of April 1, and I am informed that any shipments which may be made by this firm will now be permitted entry into the United States.

With regard to the Fiskeby Fabriks A/B, I am informed that under Section 510 of the Tariff Act of 1922 the appropriate authorities of this Government have no discretion permitting them to lift the prohibition against the entry of this firm’s goods until an inspection of the firm’s books and records is permitted in order to verify the value of its goods as declared for United States customs entry.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Leland Harrison
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