The Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:45 p.m.]
3. Referring to the Embassy’s number 2, January 6, 2 p.m.31 Minister of Agriculture communicated in writing on January 16th that on behalf of the Federal Government he welcomed the cooperation of American capital in promoting the immediate increase of rubber production in the Amazon Valley; that no increase will be made in export duties in Federal territory nor will the Federal Government enter into any agreement restricting production. The communication further states that the Minister is awaiting answers to the inquiries which he addressed to the Governors of Amazonas and Para in regard to the assurance that there will be no increase in present State export duties.
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