File No. 18643/15.

Ambassador Dudley to the Secretary of State.

No. 474.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith the list1 communicated to this Government, of articles of American production proposed for preferential treatment. Of those articles the following,1 when imported into Brazil during 1910, have been granted a reduction of 20 per cent from the general tariff rates by an executive decree of the 15th instant, a translation of which may be found herewith.

The effect of the decree is to add to our preferential list, as it has stood during the past few years, cement, dried fruits, alarm clocks, desks, corsets, and furniture for schools.

I have, etc.,

Irving B. Dudley.


Continues in force during the present year decree No. 6079 of June 30, 1906, including other articles when imported on and after this date.

The President of the Republic of the United States of Brazil, availing himself of the authorization contained in article 6 of law No. 1144, of the 30th of December, 1903, continued in force by article 13 of law No. 2210, of the 28th of December last, resolves that decree No. 6079, of June 30, 1906, be observed during the present year, there being added to the articles mentioned in it the following: Cement, corsets, dried fruits, furniture for schools, and desks; provided that the reduction in duties in reference to the latter shall be given effect only when they are dispatched from this time on.

  • Nilo Peçanha.
  • Leopoldo de Bulhoes.
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