617.003/178: Telegram

The Minister in Nicaragua ( Lane ) to the Secretary of State

40. Department’s instruction No. 18, May 16, 6 p.m.2 Minister for Foreign Affairs informed me last evening the tariff bill along the lines of tariff now in effect in Salvador is now awaiting President’s signature and will then be sent to Congress for approval.

Unless Department directs me to the contrary I propose to see the President on Monday and suggest that enactment of bill into law be deferred pending [negotiation] of trade agreement with us.

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