611.1731/123: Telegram

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

63. Department’s instruction No. 305 of August 3rd. President and Minister of Hacienda, with whom I have just conferred, inform me that, as it is the intention of the Nicaraguan Government shortly to amend the present tariff with a view to its simplifications, (see last paragraph of my telegram 41, May 23, 5 [2] p.m.30) they would be glad to have a list of those products which we desire to have included in schedule I in order to ascertain whether or not changes with respect to [Page 833] any of these products are included in the proposed new tariff. Castro said that amended tariff should not affect United States products.

Respectfully request Department’s authorization to furnish Government with list of 19 products (alphabetically arranged) enumerated on pages 1 and 2 of instruction No. 305, without any indication of concessions or assurances desired. I believe that this might serve to accelerate negotiations.

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