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The Chargé in Argentina (Tuck) to the Secretary of State

430. Department’s 216, September 19, 1 p.m. United Kingdom purchases in this market are almost entirely f. o. b. Buenos Aires with loading directions supplied by a local representative of the British Government Shipping Control. There are no dependable open shipping rates from Buenos Aires to the United Kingdom at this time. It is therefore our opinion that an f. o. b. price Buenos Aires will have to be used as a minimum export price, and it is recommended that immediate consideration be given to suggest a minimum f. o. b. export price Buenos Aires as well as its equivalent for export from the United States.