The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Political Adviser for Germany (Murphy)

494. Reurtel 487, Sept 10. Please advise Dept whether interim export-import plan is now in operation and if so at what prices coal is being exported and in what currencies exports are paid for. Also whether agreement has thus far been reached for transfer of receipts for exports from other zones to pay for imports into American Zone. Will holding of receipts for exports in Control Council account necessitate quadripartite agreement for their release to meet cost of imports?

Dept is now preparing views with respect to long term export-import policy to succeed interim plan.