The Swiss Legation to the Department of State


The Swiss Government is willing to confer immediately with the American Government with a view to controlling, in the year 1946, the importation of Swiss watches and movements by measures which would minimize the indirect importation.

In order to examine the ways and means to this end, certain data would be desirable, namely:

A list of the countries from which indirect delivery of watches to the United States is being made;
the names of the firms, in the transit countries as well as in the United States, which handle these indirect deliveries;
specification of the watches thus imported, with exact technical description, including make and number;
information on the quantity of, for example, the indirectly imported watches since the beginning of this year.