740.00112A European War 1939/479a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Chiefs of Mission in the American Republics

The Department is working on preparation of comprehensive instructions covering reporting on Proclaimed List matters, including recommendations for deletions and additions. Conversations are being carried on with British representatives here relating to policies and procedures for close collaboration on these matters. Pending receipt of further instructions, you are directed to maintain close cooperation with British Missions in exchanging views and information [Page 271] on firms considered for addition and deletion from Proclaimed List. In making recommendations on additions and deletions you should forward at the same time full information supporting recommendation. To facilitate distribution of information within Government here, your telegraphic communications on these matters should be sent in Gray code except where you consider use of strictly confidential code necessary.