611b.9417/242: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Hong Kong (Donovan)

Trade Commissioner at Manila reports heavy increase in arrivals at Philippine ports of Japanese cotton textiles transshipped from Hong Kong. Please report by naval radio declared exports of these products for May, June, and July to date, together with available information explaining increases, if any.

Please forward Trade Commissioner at Manila report of declared exports of Japanese cotton textiles for months of 1936 and 1937 to date.