The Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Tangier (White) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 4.]
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copy of a Note of protest dated August 12, 1940, which in pursuance of the Department’s Instruction No. 1066 of March 20, 1940 to my predecessor, I have addressed to the Resident General of France in Morocco, as Minister for Foreign Affairs of His Shereefian Majesty, concerning quotas and other restrictions imposed by administrative action of Protectorate Departments, without specific legislative authority, upon the importation of automotive vehicles, parts and equipment into the French Zone of Morocco. The Note reserves, at the same time, all American treaty rights as affected by such action as well as by any action of the French Protectorate Authorities incident to the present exceptional circumstances in French Morocco.