893.113/1437: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Saigon (Waterman)

With a view to ascertaining in advance of a specific case the procedure and regulations which will govern and the taxes, duties, et cetera, which will be collected on possible future shipments of American (a) commercial aircraft and accessories and (b) military aircraft and accessories, upon entry of such goods into and transit through Indo-China en route Yunnan, Department desires that you endeavor to obtain, as under express instruction from the Department, the desired information in writing from the highest appropriate authority in Indo-China.

Department desires that you telegraph brief summary of your findings and that you forward by mail complete report, copies of which should be sent to the American Legation at Peiping and to the Consulates at Yunnanfu and Hong Kong.