The Chargé in Chile (Scott) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 15.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to this Embassy’s despatch No. 415 of July 27, 1935, on the subject of certain measures taken by the Chilean Government in restriction of American commerce. In this connection it will be recalled that at the conference with the Minister of Finance, which took place on July 24th, he requested that a copy of the questionnaire which had been prepared by this Embassy be left with him.
The written answer of the Minister of Finance, confirming his oral statements made in the conference, has now been received in the form of a Memorandum from the Foreign Office, which is enclosed with its translation. As may be noted, the written reply follows in all essential respects the oral explanations furnished by the Minister.
Since the last report on this subject, embodied in despatch No. 423 of July 31, 1935, there have been no new developments, although the Embassy is happy to be able to report that apparently most of the orders which were pending have been released in accordance with the promises made.
It is considered that the subject has now been fully set forth to the Department for its consideration, and no further action is being taken or will be taken pending the receipt of the Department’s views and instructions in the premises.