The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Brazil (Donnelly)
68. Reurtel 15, January 2, 1944 . The Department welcomes the reduction in the number of commodities listed for inclusion in the proposed import control law but remains greatly concerned about its possible effects.
If the Brazilian Government remains firm in its determination to adopt this measure, the Embassy is requested to endeavor to persuade the authorities at least to include in the decree a provision that will clearly identify the control as a war measure, subject to removal at the close of hostilities.