690D.006/1: Telegram

The Consul General at Beirut (Palmer) to the Secretary of State

28. Complete control over exchange and imports, exports instituted effective December 3. Merchandise already in transit or for which special permits previously issued may proceed but all other must obtain import authorization and exchange permits. Foreign currency proceeds of exports and all other transactions must be surrendered to Exchange Bureau. Banque de Syrie Liban acting as official exchange agents. Compagnie Algérienne and Crédit Foncier d’Algérie Tunisie also authorized. Products from France or territories exempted. Airmail report follows.40

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