740.00112A European War, 1939/1868a Suppl: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Offices in the American Republics

Supplementing circular telegram of September 22, 3 p.m. dealing with policy of branches of United States banks in the American republics with respect to Proclaimed List nationals. British and Canadian banks in American republics definitely to take parallel action on same date, September 29. American banks are being instructed not to accept new accounts for persons on British statutory list even though such persons are not on Proclaimed List and to send complete information to Treasury as to all existing accounts of such persons. It would appear advisable for you to keep in close contact with British missions on all questions involving relationship with banks to Proclaimed List nationals, but it would be undesirable to have any formal joint clearance on matters requiring approval of mission.