File No. 611.0031/28.

The Argentine Chargé d’Affaires to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary of State: In compliance with instructions I have received from the minister for foreign relations, I have the honor to apply to your excellency with a request that you please to let me know, provided there be no objection thereto, what is the construction put by your excellency’s Government on the “most-favored-nation” clause in the various commercial treaties it has concluded. My Government is specially interested in knowing how this clause is reconciled with the provisions of treaties by which one of the contracting parties grants concessions to the other in return for advantages received.

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Thanking your excellency in advance for this information so needful to my Government,

I take [etc.],

Jacinto L. Villegas.