The Chargé in Honduras (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

No. 1430

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegram No. 20, June 3, 3 PM, and this Mission’s reply in telegram No. 24 of June 5, 2 PM,17 regarding Schedule II of the Trade Agreement.

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The Honduran Minister for Foreign Affairs appreciates that all of the requests made by Honduras cannot be granted and understands the reasons for the impossibility of granting a concession on woven hats. As stated in despatch No. 1413 of May 10, 1935, he is interested in this concession in order to use it in reviving one of the home industries of the country.

It is regretted that no data could be secured in Tegucigalpa regarding Honduran woven hats, since the industry is principally in the province of Santa Barbara. However, the Minister for Foreign Affairs is securing a sample of the material and style of weaving used in Honduran hats and this will be forwarded to the Department immediately upon its receipt.

The inability to meet all of Honduras’ requests on Schedule II will have no effect on Schedule I as approved by Honduras. The Minister for Foreign Affairs understood at the time that the concessions were forwarded that it would be impossible to grant all of them.

Respectfully yours,

Raleigh A. Gibson
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