860p.512 Residence/5: Telegram

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


58. (1) You may address a note to the Latvian Foreign Office stating that you have been advised that the Government of Latvia follows the practice of granting exemption from residence tax with respect to the nationals of certain countries because these countries impose no such tax on the nationals of Latvia.

(2) You should examine the provisions of the Latvian law and request the most favorable treatment authorized thereby. In doing so, however, you may refrain from making any claim under the treaty; but it would appear advisable in such case to state at least orally that in refraining from doing so it is not to be understood that you are admitting that the situation is not covered by the treaty, which question is fully reserved.