611.9331/12–345: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai ( Josselyn )

343. Material requested Urtel 312 Dec 3 forwarded air mail66 … Although Consulate General has no definite responsibilities in invoice certifications for shipments to US suspected to be enemy owned or of enemy origin Dept will rely on exercise your judgment on questionable shipments to prevent far as possible flight of enemy assets by informal cooperation to reasonable extent with Chinese Maritime Customs in screening export applications as suggested Urtel 237 Nov 20.

Byrnes
  1. Department’s unnumbered instruction of December 18, not printed.