811.20 (D) Regulations/2531a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics

In connection with recent telegrams and instructions from the Department having to do with export control and recommending that the other American republics prohibit exports except to the United States and to American republics having export control systems, the Department does not, of course, wish to interfere in any way with exports to the British Empire. This statement of policy is conveyed to you for your own information and not for formal transmittal to the government to which you are accredited. Should that government, however, raise the question with you, you may reply in the sense outlined above.