The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 23.]
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your No. 288 of May 27 (File No. 639.003/55), in regard to an intention on the part of the Military Government to revise the tariff in Santo Domingo.[Page 164]
I enclose herewith copies of Executive Order No. 280 creating the Dominican Tariff Commission. This Commission is now at work on a report to be submitted to the Military Governor recommending a reduction of the tariff on imports, due regard to be had to the provisions of the American–Dominican Convention of 1907.
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