660f.116Auto/42: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Czechoslovakia (Gittings)

52. Your 79, November 24, noon. You should inquire by formal note when reply may be expected to the note of October 12. In so doing you may refer particularly to this Government’s request that, in the interest of greater stability in the conduct of this trade, an indication be given before the beginning of the new contingent year what import latitude will be allowed during this year. You may state that inasmuch as the new contingent year has already begun and since doubt and uncertainty continue to surround the making of plans or commitments by the commercial interests affected, this Government ventures to hope that the Czechoslovak Government will recognize the appropriateness of an early and favorable decision in this matter. Keep Department fully advised.