893.24/12–1246: Telegram

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

2470. For information Dept and FLC. It appears that total value of Standard-Vacuum surplus property purchases scheduled for import into China will not exceed $400,000. Re Mytel 1929 [bis], October 7, repeated to Nanking as 1099 and to Manila as 89. See also Consulate General’s despatch 557, December 441 and other references this subject. Against this, Standard-Vacuum has brought in approximately $225,000 worth of supplies and posted the bank credit in accordance with procedure described in Mytel 1990, October 14, repeated to Nanking as 1133 and to Manila as 98. Information presently available indicates that above total is only amount affected by Bosey import ban where American firm as buyer from FLC is threatened with financial loss.

Repeated to Nanking as 1408 and Manila as 140.

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