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

2208. Consult Emb Nanking regarding necessary action to insure waiver on taxes connection acquisition real estate under agreement Aug 30 Urtel 2346 Nov 27. Dept expects Chinese Govt waive all taxes on reciprocal basis except minor filing fees. Such waivers should benefit US exclusively and not vendors of any property. Use this factor carefully in negotiations.16

  1. On April 29, 1947, the Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs indicated its acceptance of the proposal for mutual waiver of taxes in connection with the acquisition of real estate.