Pauley Files

No. 876
United States Delegation Working Paper [?]

Article 19

Payment of reparations should leave sufficient resources to enable the German people to subsist without external assistance.

Payment for imports into Germany approved by the Control Council shall be a first charge against the proceeds of exports out of current production and out of stocks of goods.

If the Control Council fails to agree, each zone commander may still import into his own zone such supplies as his Government considers essential, for the payment of which he may assess a first charge on exports of current production and stocks from his own zone.