893.5034 Registration/66: Telegram
The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 28—10:15 a.m.]
540. Department’s 370, March 22, 8 p.m. In reply to an oral inquiry by Commercial Attaché,1 Economic Affairs Minister2 stated that companies incorporated under Chinese law should register promptly under 1931 regulations as amended in 1943. Sole effect of amendment was to increase registration fees 900 percent. He stated that branch offices of companies incorporated abroad should be recorded with Ministry but need not register at this time. Letters sent by most local branch offices of American companies to Chungking Bureau of Social Affairs requesting deferment of registration are sufficient for [Page 984]record purposes for time being. Government is formulating new registration regulations for branches of companies incorporated abroad and Minister agreed to suggestion that American companies defer registration until new registrations [regulations?] are promulgated.