740.25112A/11–1645: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State

1442. Under Secretary Aliaga6 today informed Embassy representatives that Chile would agree to cancellation of all Axis marks provided all other American Republics, including Argentina, took similar action. He said that if marks continued valid in Argentina, Chile would be faced with constant invasion of products from that source. When reminded that Allied Control Commission had power to take over marks as assets of German Reich he ceased further opposition and repeated that Chile would join with other American Republics in general action to cancel all marks as stated in Dept’s. telegram 872, November 14, 7 p.m. Embassy assumes foregoing reaction will be communicated to Economic and Social Council now in session Washington.

  1. Claudio Aliaga was Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs and simultaneously served as Chairman of the Controls Commission.