611.3231/427: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan )

37. Department’s 33, March 30, 5 p.m.2 Keep Department advised by telegraph of progress of negotiations and issues raised, particularly whether Brazil appears likely to state formally that the United States will receive unconditional most-favored-nation treatment. Does Brazil at present accord to imports from Argentina or any other country preferential customs treatment not accorded to American trade, and if so to what articles? Report briefly by telegraph and fully by mail on the foregoing, also as to situation in [Page 456] regard to possible demand for refund of duties paid in excess of preferential rates formerly allowed on American goods.

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