611.8331/27: Telegram

The Minister in Egypt (Gunther) to the Secretary of State

24. My 23, February 11, 3 p.m. Please see also Commercial Attaché’s recent communications.9 Analysis of revised schedules of rates transmitted with the note of February 10 from the Minister for Foreign Affairs shows that the position of American business interests in Egypt seems to have been clarified and in general favorably met so far as can be judged at this time, except in the case of petroleum products, the Government having failed to take into consideration Vacuum Oil Company’s major observations. It is interesting to observe that this exception, which is probably the most important of all those raised by American interests, seems to be the only one in which the Egyptian Government has run directly counter to observations of such interest. Please inform Commerce, and, should it be desired that the revised rates be telegraphed, kindly instruct.

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