102.102/375: Telegram

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

7. Your 15, February 17, 5 p.m. Act approved January 13, 1925,3 provides for customs attachés, and that they shall be “regularly and officially attached to diplomatic missions.” Definition of and procedure under this provision are being discussed with Treasury. Hence no general instructions have been prepared on this subject. Department has in mind points raised in your despatches, and in cooperating with Treasury is endeavoring to arrive at some workable solution of whole problem that will carry out provisions of existing American laws and give no ground for objection by foreign governments. Department approves your action in requesting Coxe withhold use of new title temporarily and is advising Treasury in this sense.

  1. 43 Stat. 748.