800.6176/107b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Bullitt )

899. Department’s 768, September 6, 3 p.m.37 Importers here have been informed that 20,000 tons of rubber due in October from Saigon cannot be shipped because of prohibition of rubber exports from Indo-China. In order to prevent undesirable market reactions, the Department would appreciate prompt information as to the circumstances surrounding such prohibition. Please ascertain also whether arrangements could be made to allow shipment to the United States of rubber already contracted.

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