893.512/412: Telegram

The Chargé in China ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State

478. My 469, October 12, 11 a.m.64 Following from American consul general, Canton:

“October 13, 3 p.m. Referring to my telegram of October 11, noon.64 New taxes are now being collected on imports and exports. All China [Chinese] and some foreigners are paying, but other foreigners are asking their consuls for instructions.

“Canton foreign Chambers [of] Commerce have written consular corps recommending that new taxes be collected through the Maritime Customs or on values fixed by Customs.”

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