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The Minister in Honduras (Lay) to the Secretary of State

14. In conversation with Minister for Foreign Affairs he informed me that committee studying proposed trade agreement are considering recommending adoption by Honduran Congress maximum-minimum tariff like Salvador. Suspect committee believes that by enactment of such a tariff they could safely refuse most, if not all, concessions requested by us in reductions in tariff rates. Does Department consider it advisable for Legation to make any statement at this time to Minister for Foreign Affairs regarding this matter?