832.6363/10–2345: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Berle)

2497. The petroleum supply and transportation situation as a result of termination of hostilities and reduction in military requirements has now eased. Dept therefore feels limitations now in force covering programming and coordination of supplies and transportation will no longer be required after Oct 31, 1945 and you may so inform the appropriate local authorities.

Accordingly, Petroleum Supply Committee for Latin America will cease scheduling shipments of petroleum products as of that date.

Importers should therefore make their own arrangements to secure supplies and tanker transportation after that date.

You may thank officials concerned for their active cooperation during period of restrictions now ending indicating appreciation of this Govt for their contribution to joint effort and success of United Nations.

Detailed information will be cabled in few days.