621.6217/5a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Colombia (Dawson)

38. Department receiving complaints American exporters as to competition encountered in Colombia from German exports facilitated by the use of compensation or registered marks which do not have international acceptance and which sell at a discount as compared with the official exchange value of the Reichsmark.

Would you please report immediately by wire and more fully by air mail upon the recent development of trade relations between Colombia and Germany, paying particular attention to any facilitation that may be given to this trade by the Colombian authorities, and any special arrangements that may exist for the sale of Colombian goods for blocked marks.