611.1731/105a: Telegram

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

28. General provisions of proposed trade agreement in revised form will be sent you shortly for presentation to the Nicaraguan Government. Pending their receipt, it is suggested that you make immediately available to the Nicaraguan Government the English and Spanish texts of the general provisions as previously supplied you by the Department, reserving the right to make further changes.

Final studies on Schedule I are under way and should be completed within a few weeks. After final review, the list of concessions will be transmitted at once to you. On its receipt, the Department wishes you to begin active negotiations with the Nicaraguan Government and reach an ad referendum agreement i. e. subject to the approval of the Department on the best terms obtainable as expeditiously as possible.