611.3231/572: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Secretary of State

5. Your No. 2, November 14. As you will recall, a proposed draft of trade agreement was handed to the Brazilian Ambassador on [Page 29] October 30. The Brazilian experts are now engaged in studying this draft in consultation with Rio de Janeiro.

The inter-departmental sub-committee is actively studying possible concessions on Argentine agricultural commodities as requested in the Argentine Ambassador’s memorandum of October 7 [5]14 These studies should be completed within a few days.

The Colombian negotiations have made rapid progress and in the absence of unforeseen difficulties should result in the signing of a trade agreement within a few days.15

We will telegraph further developments.

  1. Vol. iv, p. 661.
  2. Signed December 15, 1933; see pp. 217 ff.