The Consul General at Canton (Linnell) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 18—8:58 a.m.]
Reference is made to my despatch to the Department No. 102, dated June 11, 193824 concerning the attempted collection of transit taxes by the Province of Kwangtung. The Provincial authorities have now announced that an office will be opened at Shumchun on the Kwangtung-Hong Kong boundary for the collection of a transfer tax on all goods passing through the province. This tax will amount to 60 percent of the duty charged by the Customs on the same goods.
Sent to Hankow, Peiping.
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