611.1431/116: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Guatemala (O’Donoghue)

22. With reference to the last paragraph of your telegram No. 34 of July 8, 5 p.m., Article VI of the general provisions prohibits reciprocally application of quotas, subject to exceptions therein defined, on products enumerated in Schedules I and II of the agreement. It would be helpful if Guatemala would submit at once a list of its exports to the United States on which it desires continued free entry. As outlined in the report transmitted to you under cover of the Department’s instruction No. 149 of February 8, 1935,13 this Government is prepared to give such a commitment on coffee and bananas. Other requests in this sense that Guatemala may make will be considered sympathetically. Such commitments, however, are made only to chief or important suppliers of this market.

  1. Not printed; see footnote 3, p. 585.