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

No. 952

Sir: Referring to the Department’s Instruction No. 270 of June 11, 1935 (without file number), authorizing me to inform the appropriate officials of the Nicaraguan Government that the United States Government would view with concern the raising of import duties at this time when the two countries have agreed to negotiate a trade agreement designed primarily to lower tariff and trade barriers, I have the honor to report that the Nicaraguan Government has recently made extensive changes in its customs tariff which were published in Nos. 157 and 158 of La Gaceta—Diario oficial (copies of which are enclosed21) for July 18 and 19, 1935, respectively. However, [Page 824] in each instance the effect, according to Mr. Irving A. Lind-berg, Collector General of Customs of Nicaragua, has been to lower the existing rate of duty.

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Respectfully yours,

Arthur Bliss Lane
  1. Not reprinted.