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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF NEW YORK
Circular No. 2059, May 14, 1940

Reference to Circulars
Nos. 2044, 2046, 2050, 2053, 2056, 2057 and 2058.

Executive Order No. 8389, April 10, 1940, as Amended by Executive Order
No. 8405, May 10, 1940, and Regulations Issued Pursuant Thereto
Relating to Transactions in Foreign Exchange, Etc.
To all Banking Institutions, and Others Concerned,
in the Second Federal Reserve District:

For your information we quote below the text of a telegram received today from the
Treasury Department:
The following general licenses have been issued today by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to Executive Order 8405 and the Regulations issued thereunder:
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TREASURY DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

General License No. 9 under Executive Order No. 8389, April 10, 1940, as
amended, and Regulations issued pursuant thereto, relating to transactions in foreign exchange, etc.*
A general license is hereby granted authorizing the bona fide purchase and sale of
commodities futures contracts and of evidences of ownership of actual commodities by
banking institutions within the United States, for the account of nationals of Norway,
Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg, within the meaning of the Executive Order of April 10, 1940, as amended, and the Regulations issued thereunder, pursuant
to the instructions of such nationals, and necessary transfers of credit and payments
between accounts in banking institutions within the United States as required in connection with such purchases or sales or because of fluctuation in the market value of the
commodities covered by such contracts or evidences of ownership, provided that:
(a) In the case of the purchase of commodities futures contracts or evidences
of ownership of actual commodities, the contracts or evidences of ownership purchased
are held in an account in a banking institution within the United States in the name
of the national of Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg, whose
account was debited in connection with such purchase.
(b) In the case of the sale of commodities futures contracts or evidences of
ownership of actual commodities, the proceeds of the sale are credited to an account
in a banking institution within the United States in the name of the national of
Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg for whose account
the sale was made.
Each banking institution making such a purchase or sale is required to file promptly
with the appropriate Federal Reserve bank weekly reports showing the details of the transactions including a description of the commodities futures contracts or evidences of ownership of actual commodities purchased or sold, of the person for whose account the purchase
or sale was made, and the price at which the purchase or sale was made.
HERBERT E. GASTON,

May 14, 1940.

Acting Secretary of the Treasury.

* Part 139:—Sec. 5(b), 40 Stat. 415 and 966; Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 1; Public Resolution No. 69, 76th Congress; 12 U. S. C. 95a; Ex. Order 6560, Jan. 15, 1934; Ex. Order 8389, April 10, 1940; Ex. Order 8405,
May 10, 1940; Regulations, April 10, 1940, as amended May 10, 1940.




Code of Federal Regulations
Title 31—Money and Finance: TreasuryChapter I—Monetary Offices, Department of the Treasury
Part 140
TREASURY DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

General License No. 10 under Executive Order No. 8389, April 10, 1940, as
amended, and Regulations issued pursuant thereto, relating to transactions in foreign exchange, etc.*
A general license is hereby granted authorizing banking institutions within the
United States to make all payments, transfers and withdrawals from accounts in the
name of the Banque Beige pour l'Etranger, Overseas, Ltd., including its New York
agency, the Banque Beige pour l'Etranger in Paris, the Banque Beige pour l'Etranger et
Internationale in Egypt, the Banque Italo-Belge in Argentine, the Banque Beige pour
l'Etranger in the Far East, and the Banque du Congo Beige.
Banking institutions within the United States making such payments, transfers, or withdrawals shall file promptly with the appropriate Federal Reserve bank weekly reports
showing the details of the transactions during such period.
HERBERT E. GASTON,

Acting Secretary of the Treasury.
May 14, 1940.
* Part 140:—Sec. 5(b), 40 Stat. 415 and 966; Sec. 2, 48 Stat. 1; Public Resolution No. 69, 76th Congress; 12 U. S. C. 95a; Ex. Order 6560, Jan. 15, 1934; Ex. Order 8389, April 10, 1940; Ex. Order 8405,
May 10, 1940; Regulations, April 10, 1940, as amended May 10, 1940.

Additional copies of this circular will be furnished upon request.




GEORGE L. HARRISON,

President.


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