611.60 p 31/11: Telegram

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


166. Discussed with Foreign Minister Seya the desirability of proceeding with temporary most-favored-nation agreement. As he considers that there is no prospect of new maximum and minimum tariff taking effect before next spring, he is in favor of waiting for regular commercial treaty. He has assured me, however, that the maximum tariff will not be applied against the United States, and in order to prevent such a contingency the Government of Latvia would unquestionably sign a temporary agreement when actual necessity arose.