860p.512 Residence/11: Telegram
The Chargé in Latvia (Sussdorff) to the Secretary of State
[Received 12:53 p.m.]
98. Your 69, November 17 , 4 p.m. Latvian Foreign Office states sojourn tax on foreign nationals is not an internal charge or tax since Latvian nationals are not subject to it and that, therefore, paragraph 2 of article 1 does not apply. Foreign Office asserts that question of sojourn tax on foreigners is dealt with specifically in last paragraph of article 1. Foreign Office further states that Latvian sojourn tax on foreigners was enacted before United States-Latvian treaty of April 21 , 1928, entered into force. Request further instructions.