611.60 p 31/8: Telegram

The Chargé in Latvia (White) to the Secretary of State

152. My telegram number 151, September 20, noon. Informed by Acting Foreign Minister that at a meeting of commercial representatives sentiment appeared opposed to conclusion of any arrangement other than a permanent treaty, inasmuch as highly improbable that new Latvian tariff schedules will become effective as soon as January 1st, and, in the meantime, no discrimination exists in favor of commerce covered by treaties. Views of meeting will be submitted to Council of Ministers probably Thursday.