The Department of State to the Haitian Legation


Reference is made to the note of January 13, 1934, from the Minister of Haiti expressing the interest of his Government in the negotiation of a new commercial treaty for the promotion of trade between the United States and Haiti.

The Government of the United States is prepared at once to institute a study of the trade relations between the two countries with a view to determining the possibility of concluding a mutually profitable agreement, and is instructing the Minister of the United States at Port au Prince to explore the situation in consultation with the authorities of the Haitian Government with a view to submitting recommendations regarding the terms of such an agreement. If, as a result of these studies, both Governments consider that a mutually advantageous agreement might be concluded this Government, for its part, will be happy to proceed with negotiations to this end.