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Approved For Release 2000/05/18 CIA-RDP82-00457R002800550009-6 Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002800550009-6 FORM NO.51-'4A REPY.1948 INFORMATION REPORT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY xx S WS r e Approved FIFeaATIOseN 20 v/~ 'A-~RD COUNTRY Yugoslavia/Austria S.JBJECT Yugoslav Attempts to Obtain Sohillbag Funds 25X1 A PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1A DATE OF INFO. 25X1X ?V..;t)y regraded to with the from the u igence to the 25X1A? CD NO. DATE DISTR. 10 JTM 49 NO. OF PAGES 2 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO, 1. On 26 April 1949, a meeting of Yugoslav commercial representatives was held in the office of Nikola LJUBISIC, Commercial Attache and Chief of the Yugoslav Trade Delegation in Vienna. Present at the meeting were 1',iodrag STANKOVIC, Assistant Commercial Attache, ACIPVVIC, Vienna director of the Serbian sales organization Vivoz,, )ti-AJDANAC, Vienna director of the Serbian Agricultural Association, and V,iOa POCKAJ, director of the Vienna office of the General Administration for Slovene Fruit and Wine. LJUBS,SIC called the meeting to announce that he had just received inst*ucti.ons from Belgrade to raise fifty million schillings as quickly as possible. This stun was needed to purchase metal products in Austria and Germany, particularly iron rails and sheet iron, for completion of the Zagreb-Belgrade highway. Source commented that., in view of to sales volume of Yugoslav products during recent months, the Belgrade quest seems disproportionate and unattain- able, 2. LJUBISIC revealed that the following items were available in Yugoslavia for immediate sale to accumulate a part of the required fifty million schillings: 200 tons of wine spirits jjQCU.'r~i~~ t:o 0 1,000 tons of pure alcohol N4 G~:-.'.a6~1~: 2,000 tons of grains 5,000 tons of wine 400 tons of plum brandy and other liquors 400 tons of fresh meat 50 tons of fresh eggs Au 30 tons. of preserved meats ets r; , 500 tons of 99.96 percent pure lead at 485 dollars per tor~, the schillirig equivalent, f.o.b. any Yugoslav port. 0 L DP82-00457R002800650009-6 25 'I A QkFI;I.A S ONLY '~ - - A I4CE AGENC'? 3. During the first week in May 1949, the Yugoslav Trade Delegation ob- tained 6,000 tons of iron rails from USIA. During the preliminary negotiations for these rails, LJUBISIC offered the schilling equivalent of 38 dollars per ton, but the final sales price is not known, 4. During the later part of April 1949, Paul URBAN of Urban and Company,.. Vienna,offered the Yugoslav Trade Delegation ten carloads of Hungarian sugar at four schillings per kilogram delivered ih Vienna with authoriz- ed Austrian import license. At the same time he offered 15 carloads of cocoa beans at 21 schillings per kilogra.7, f,opQ, 3uchs, Switzerland, On 5 May URBAN offered the Yugoslavs on.e `million light bulb filaments with glass fittings at 16 groachen apiece. It is not known whether or not the Yugoslav Trade Delegation accepted any of these offers, CONFIDENTIAL Approved For Release 2000/05/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002800550009-6