832.802 Lloyd Brasileiro Navigation Co./27: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Morgan)

34. Your 24, April 29, 3 p.m. The Department feels that Article 7 of decree 19682, by granting reduction in fees to shippers by Lloyd Brasileiro line, in effect discriminates directly against competing American lines and is thus contrary to the general principle of flag treatment of foreign vessels usually observed by maritime nations. It therefore wishes you informally to present this point of view to appropriate Brazilian authorities and make further effort to secure modification of decree.