641.116/2557: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

1662. Your 2672, December 20, 4 p.m. Please send a note to the Foreign Office22 as soon as possible protesting in the strongest possible terms against the discriminatory policies of the Board of Trade with respect to tobacco purchases, pointing out that the Government of the United States considers these policies to be incompatible with British obligations under the Trade Agreement. You should state orally that all the trade control measures and policies adopted by the United Kingdom Government are being given careful study with a view to determining their effects on American trade and their relation to the contractual obligations existing between the two countries.

  1. In telegram No. 194, January 20, 1940, 4 p.m., the Chargé in the United Kingdom reported that this instruction had been embodied in a note to the Foreign Office on December 28 (641.116/2568).