File No. 654.119/18
The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador ( Jusserand)1
Excellency: Referring to Your Excellency’s communication of August 25, 1917, in regard to the exportation of machine tools to Switzerland, I have the honor to quote for your information the following communication received from the Exports Administrative Board, under date of September 13, 1917:
Resolved that the Exports Administrative Board hereby declares its acceptance of the principle suggested by the French and Italian Governments, through the French Ambassador to the United States, with respect to controlling the exportation of machine tools from the United States to Switzerland, as set forth in the communication addressed, under date of August 25, 1917, by the French Ambassador to the Secretary of State;
Further resolved that, so soon as the principle so suggested has been adopted, the exportation of machine tools from the United States to Switzerland shall be permitted only when there has been secured from the French Commission on Exceptions or the Italian Commission on [Page 1175] Exceptions a transit license issued as provided in the above-mentioned communication from the French Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
- The same, mutatis mutandis, on the same date, to the Italian Ambassador (No. 313).↩