710.G Commercial Agreement/58: Telegram

The Chargé in Uruguay (Dominian) to the Secretary of State

71. Referring to Legation’s 70 of September 26, 4 p.m.14 I am now able to submit Uruguayan viewpoint which was explained to me as follows:

Uruguay is bound to economically powerful countries by bilateral treaties containing unconditional most favored nation clauses and desires prior guarantee that these countries will agree to refrain from invoking the above mentioned clause. Uruguay believes that this guarantee will be provided as soon as economically and financially important countries have signed the Agreement now open for signature and text of which is given on pages 28 and 29 of Treaty Information bulletin of July 1934. Accordingly Uruguayan delegate at League of Nations has been instructed to support the action of the Belgian delegation in bringing the subject of Resolution 81 of the Montevideo Conference before the Second Committee and to encourage any action which may assist in inducing economically important nations to sign.

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