611.48N16/70: Telegram

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

1596. Department’s 1463, November 21. In view of the fact that buying season for West African cocoa will be over within a few weeks, it is hoped that an early reply to your representations will be made by the British authorities. The Department understands that the Government cocoa control went into full effect on December 5 but that prompt action would still enable American interests to participate in the market.

Please bring the seasonal element forcefully to the attention of the appropriate officials and endeavor to expedite a decision.