561.333D3/6–1445: Circular telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Representatives in Certain American Republics 28

With delegates of Brazil and Venezuela dissenting, Inter-American Coffee Board at June 13 meeting passed resolution approving US position on renewal Coffee Agreement (Depts circular telegram April 4, 1945) for 1-year period with following change: a 95 percent (instead of unanimous vote as proposed by US) vote of Board would be required to put quotas into operation under emergency conditions. This change would allow either US, Brazil, Colombia or combination of two other countries to block re-institution of quotas.

  1. Sent to the diplomatic representatives in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela.