The Consul General at Canton (Jenkins) to the Chargé in China (Mayer)67
Sir: I have the honor to refer to this Consulate General’s despatch No. 545 of October 8, 1926, concerning the imposition of certain so-called production and consumption taxes, and to enclose a translation of an additional despatch on the same subject dated October 11, 1926.
This despatch refers to the previous communication of October 6, but goes somewhat further in that it purports to quote a communication from the Ministry of Finance in which it is requested [Page 881] that the consuls of the various Powers be notified in order that foreign merchants should be directed to comply with the new regulations. This seems to settle any doubt that might have been entertained as to whether or not these taxes would be applicable to foreigners.
The regulations referred to in the second despatch are identical with those already forwarded to the Legation with the exception that they contain an additional article providing for amendments in future if necessary.
I have [etc.]
- Copy transmitted to the Department by the consul general in his despatch No. 695, Oct. 16; received Nov. 22.↩