102.102/362: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland ( Gibson )

99. Your 120, November 28, 5 p.m. Whole question of activities of customs representatives abroad is receiving most careful consideration of this Department and of the Treasury. It is hoped that general instructions outlining a procedure governing customs representatives’ activities in foreign countries can be issued shortly. Details have not yet been fully agreed upon but procedure will be designed to meet objections raised by Swiss Government. Swiss Minister in recent visit to the Department on this subject was informed as above. You may communicate substance of above to Swiss Government stating that a fuller communication will be transmitted at the earliest possible moment.