835.5151/431 Suppl.: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Argentina (Cox)

37. Consulate General’s telegram of April 17, 9 a.m.,9 and Department’s telegram 36, April 25, 11 a.m. In any further discussions of the recent exchange decree which you may have with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, please inquire regarding the truth of the report that a surcharge of 20 percent will be added to all bids for Argentine Government contracts received from countries with which Argentina has an unfavorable trade balance. In case this report is founded, you may say that this Government hopes that American firms will have the opportunity to bid for Argentine Government contracts on equal terms with other foreign firms.

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