800.6176/177: Telegram

The Consul at Hanoi (Reed) to the Secretary of State

36. An official of the Government General who assisted in the economic negotiations at Tokyo and who more recently visited the Netherlands East Indies and Malaya informs me that an arrangement is being concluded between Indochina, the Netherlands East Indies and Malaya to limit the exports of rubber to Japan to the established needs of Japan for home consumption. Indochina will export about 25,000 tons to Japan during 1941 and the other two countries will reduce their exports to Japan so that the total exports of rubber do not exceed the established needs of Japan.

Sent to Cavite for repetition to the Department, Chungking, Peiping, Hong Kong, Shanghai.