648T.006/11: Telegram

The Vice Consul at Nairobi (Bailey) to the Secretary of State

Your telegram of November 29, 6 p.m. Object of the import trade control is to limit importation of nonessentials on account of available shipping and in order to conserve exchange for essentials. Goods shipped to British East Africa before November 15, goods for reexport outside British East Africa, sanction [sic] importations in transit or for transshipment, Government importations admissible without permission. Local importers protesting. I believe American trade will suffer greatly under existing circumstances.