825.5151/193: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Sevier) to the Secretary of State

44. Department’s telegram No. 35, April 25, 5 p.m. The Chilean Government has replied:

Chilean exporters shall be able to dispose freely of the proceeds of their sales to the United States except to purchase therewith goods from countries imposing restrictions on Chilean exports.
Private agreements with foreign producers of minerals have been and will continue to be made.
Total proceeds of nitrate sales in the United States will be at the free disposition of the exporter.
In view of the statements in numbers (1) and (2) above the Government feels that question (4) needs no further reply.

The Embassy considers the foregoing satisfactory and within the spirit of the arrangement proposed and set forth in its memorandum (enclosure 2, despatch No. 77).