The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Cuba ( Crowder )

No. 692

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 1390 dated April 8, 1926, regarding a belief which you say is wide-spread in Cuba that the Reciprocity Treaty between the United States and Cuba is relatively more advantageous to the former than to the latter and that it should therefore be revised.

Careful consideration is being given to the subject in consultation with the Department of Commerce and the Tariff Commission. Until you shall be more specifically instructed the Department desires you to refrain carefully from any expression of opinion whether the question of a revision of the treaty should be opened.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Joseph C. Grew