The Secretary of State to the Minister in Honduras (Lay)
Sir: With reference to the Department’s instruction No. 653 of January 14, 1935, I am transmitting herewith a list of concessions and assurances2 which this Government desires to obtain from Honduras in connection with the proposed Trade Agreement. Please present this list to the Honduran Foreign Minister, together with an aide-mémoire, the text of which is also enclosed herewith.
Under cover of a separate instruction,3 I am supplying you with a copy of the mimeographed report4 on Schedule I (the import schedule) prepared by the Country Committee on Trade Agreements with Central America, with the changes made in those recommendations by the Trade Agreements Committee noted in the text thereof. It is believed that this report, containing detailed analyses of the various concessions and assurances which the United States is seeking, will provide you with such background information on that subject as you may need during the course of the negotiations.
In addition, I am transmitting, under cover of the same instruction, a copy of the mimeographed report4 on textiles prepared by the Textile sub-Committee, which formed the basis for the concessions and assurances on textiles which the United States is now seeking.
As soon as the General Provisions for the agreement with Honduras are approved, they will be sent to you for presentation to the Honduran Government. Every effort will be made to supply you with an informal Spanish translation of those Provisions at that time, in view of your belief that consideration by the Honduran Government will be expedited if this is done. No Spanish translation of the enclosures to this instruction are being furnished, in order not to delay their transmittal, but I believe that after a study of the background information you will be in a position to make any clarifications that the Honduran Government may require in considering them.
Very truly yours,