840.51 Frozen Credits/710: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Rumania (Gunther)

351. Your 609, October 15, 9 p.m.21 and 614, October 17, 7 p.m.22 The Rumanian Chargé on October 16 [17] left a note with the Department which was similar to that contained in your no. 609, October 15, 9 p.m. (This note has been referred to the Treasury Department). Coste was informed that this was a matter lying within the competence of the Treasury Department.

For your guidance the customary procedure in the presentation of applications for unblocking funds is for either the American bank or foreign mission in Washington to apply to the Treasury Department which has full responsibility for the administration of the blocking order. This practice should be followed in the case of Rumanian blocked funds. You may inform Jordan23 in the above sense stating that it is regretted that documentation in connection with applications cannot be handled through the American Legation.

  1. See footnote 19, p. 781.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Inspector General of the National Bank of Rumania.