The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan )
A–1095. Reference your telegram no. 880, September 27, 8 p.m., and despatch nos. 4238, April 5 and 4880, September 28,18 concerning Venezuelan decree no. 152 of July 3, 1942 and the amendment thereto authorizing the Asociacion Norte Americana de Venezuela to convert United States currency, in compliance with Articles VI and VIII of the decree, on behalf of members of the American Armed Forces.
Treasury states that it does not antieipate any undue delays in the release of such dollar currency sent to the United States for collection by the Banco Central provided that (1) the Embassy is satisfied with respect to the reliability of the Asociacion Norte Americana de Venezuela, (2) the amounts of such currency will continue to approximate those amounts previously purchased from members of the American Armed Forces and sent to the United States for collection, and (3) such shipments are accompanied by the Embassy’s certification stating that the currency forwarded for collection was acquired by the Asociacion Norte Americana de Venezuela solely from members of the United States Armed Forces who in transit through Venezuela did not have time to comply with the local law.
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