The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson)
107. Please ascertain and report promptly by telegraph whether the proposed trade agreement with Brazil could be brought into force on the part of Brazil by executive action or whether approval by the legislature would be necessary. If legislative action necessary please ascertain from the appropriate authorities when they would expect action to be taken by the Brazilian Congress on the agreement if it were signed by the end of this year.
For your confidential information Department is considering what action is to be taken with reference to trade agreement signed December 15, 1933, with Colombia which it desires to bring into force simultaneously with the projected agreement with Brazil.12