The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State

No. 1778

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s airmail despatch number 1771 of September 11, 1934, with which was transmitted a copy and translation of a note from the Foreign Office, number 575 of September 6th, transcribing a draft of a modus vivendi under which would be established most-favored-nation treatment between the United States and Mexico; and, with particular regard to the paragraph beginning at the bottom of page 5 and continuing on page 6 of this despatch,14 in which the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Doctor José M. Puig Casauranc, is quoted as saying that the Mexican Government would be ready to grant reductions in the tariff on importation into Mexico from the United States of iron pipe and of lard and its [Page 395] products,—I now have the honor to report that Doctor Puig has just informed the Embassy orally that the Mexican Government is ready, in connection with the signing of this modus vivendi, to grant tariff reductions on iron pipe, lard and its products, and automobiles. He stated that he was not yet informed as to the exact percentage of reduction which the Mexican Government would be ready to grant on these products.

Respectfully yours,

Josephus Daniels
  1. i. e., the last paragraph of the despatch under reference.