The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister Resident in Ethiopia (Engert)
367. Your 565, September 29, 10 a.m. Please continue to keep the Department informed of difficulties encountered by local importers in importing American goods and furnish complete details by mail.[Page 316]
Although the Department does not desire to raise the general question of obstructions against American trade in Ethiopia at this time, it has no objection in such individual cases as are brought to your attention to your endeavoring informally to facilitate the entrance of American products by supporting applications for import licenses, shipping permits and allocation of dollar exchange.