The Ambassador in Paraguay (Beaulac) to the Secretary of State
[Received March 22.]
Subject: Attempts to Remove Axis Drugs and Pharmaceuticals from Paraguayan Market.
Sir: I have the honor to refer to this Embassy’s unrestricted despatch no. 1513 of March 7, 1946 entitled “Paraguayan Government Takes Possession of Certain Assets of Kurt Doellstadt and Prevents Sale of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals with Axis Trademarks.”,25 in which the Department was informed that through the promulgation of that decree the sale of drugs and pharmaceutical products with trademarks of Axis origin has been forbidden in Paraguay. The promulgation of this decree resulted from the Embassy’s continued attempts to remove those products from distribution locally.
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Whether or not suppliers of Axis or spearhead drugs and pharmaceuticals will be able to circumvent decree no. 12357 is not known but the Embassy believes that with the support of the two Ministries mentioned above it will be possible to keep such products off the market at least until such time as the supplying houses, chiefly spearhead firms in Argentina, are nationalized or taken possession of by the Argentine Government. Any further developments will be reported to the Department. A copy of this despatch is being sent to the American Embassy in Buenos Aires.
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