The Chargé in Argentina (White) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 8.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 517 of November 13, 1931, File No. 635.003/189,10 directing me to endeavor to obtain removal of the apparent discrimination against American lumber involved in the exemption of South American white pine from the additional duty of ten per cent ad valorem imposed in the Argentine Government’s decree of October 6. I may also in this connection refer to my despatch No. 1502 of January 15, 1932, on the same subject. I enclose herewith the copies of the memorandum of the Foreign Office in reply to my representations, together with a translation of the same, and copies of comments contained in a note to me from the Commercial Attaché on this subject.11 Before taking further action, I await the Department’s instructions.