893.113/1488: Telegram

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

Referring to Department’s telegram of February 4, 2 p.m., Governor General Indo-China in writing states all aircraft and accessories considered war material and transit to Yunnan prohibited. Permission for transit war material may be granted by French Minister for Foreign Affairs and French Minister Finances to whom local authorities refer all applications. Transit duty free all 20 percent former import duties established in 1893. Net transit duties are 9 per cent ad valorem on aircraft bodies, 10 to 20 francs per 100 kilograms net on engines, approximately 9 francs same unit on propellers whereas wings are assessed according materials. Reporting by mail.75

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