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

No. 1020

Sir: Pursuant to the permission contained in the Department’s telegram No. 38 of August 26, 11 a.m., I today furnished to the Minister for Foreign Affairs a copy, in duplicate, of the list of articles suggested to be included in Schedule I of the proposed reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and Nicaragua. I stated to Dr. Argüello that I should appreciate it if he would deliver one copy to the Minister of Hacienda. I likewise furnished a copy to President Sacasa yesterday evening. For the Department’s records I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the memorandum as handed by me this morning to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Argüello stated to me this morning that he had prepared what he termed a “non-technical” report, for the benefit of the President, on the general provisions as submitted by us, and said that he had already prepared a draft of Schedule II, Nicaragua’s requests for concessions. He said he saw no reason why the negotiations should not proceed now without further delay.

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Respectfully yours,

Arthur Bliss Lane

List of Articles Suggested To Be Included in Schedule I of Proposed Reciprocal Trade Agreement Between the United States and Nicaragua

  • Automobile tires and tubes.
  • Batteries.
  • Beans.
  • Canned fruit.
  • Canned vegetables.
  • Condensed milk.
  • Cotton hosiery.
  • Dried fruit.
  • Electrical equipment.
  • Fresh fruits.
  • Industrial machinery.
  • Lard.
  • Medicines.
  • Paints and varnishes.
  • Radios and apparatus.
  • Rubber heels.
  • Typewriters.
  • Upper leather.
  • Wheat flour.