740.00112 European War 1039/10930: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison ) to the Secretary of State

3507. The following telegram has been sent to London.

911, June 2, 9 a.m. Nil quota for piston rings included in counter proposals forwarded Swiss on May 25 (Embassy’s 147, May 3046 and Department’s 1818, May 26 to Bern, repeated to London). CA47 and CS48 do not see any advantage in treating piston rings separately from other items covered by negotiations and believe it advisable in any case to await Swiss reply to May 25 letters. Swiss have been requested supply statistics exports piston rings to Germany and other Axis [countries] since first of year.

Repeated to Department as my 3507.

  1. See telegram 4334, May 30, 9 p.m., from London, p. 724.
  2. Commercial Attaché (American).
  3. Commercial Secretary (British).