The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)
15. Chefoo’s telegrams no. 2, January 12, 5 p.m.,72 and no. 4, January 16, 10 a.m., which Shanghai is being requested to repeat to you, in regard to exchange control and import and export restrictions.
Please consult your interested colleagues in regard to the information contained in the telegrams under reference and in your discretion protest to the Japanese Foreign Office against the requirement of import and export permits at Chefoo and in regard to the guilds being formed at Chefoo on the ground that these activities constitute an unwarranted interference with American trade in China.
Repeated to Chungking, Peiping, and Chefoo.
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