693.113 Cereal Products/131

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Johnson)

No. 59

Sir: With reference to the Embassy’s telegram No. 6 of January 7, 3 p.m., and to previous correspondence in regard to Chinese duties on wheat and wheat flour, there is enclosed, for the information of the Embassy, a copy of a self-explanatory letter under date February 4, 1937,50 addressed by the Department to Mr. O. D. Fisher, Chairman, Special Committee, North Pacific Millers’ Association.

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It is the Department’s desire that the Embassy continue to follow closely any developments of importance relating to the subject under discussion. It is also the Department’s desire that, with a view to making appropriate use of such opportunities as may occur for the advancement in China of American flour and milling interests, the Embassy give particular study to the possibilities referred to in the concluding paragraph of the Department’s letter of February 4 addressed to Mr. Fisher.51

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Francis B. Sayre
  1. Letter not printed.
  2. Mr. Fisher was informed that the Government Departments concerned would continue to follow closely any developments in the situation in the hope that ways and means might be found to assist American flour milling interests in their endeavors to increase their export trade with China (693.113 Cereal Products/129).