The Ambassador in Argentina (Weddell) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 5.]
Sir: With reference to the Embassy’s despatch No. 1137 of April 20, 1936, and previous correspondence concerning my efforts to obtain equality of treatment in the allotment of official exchange, I enclose herewith a copy of a letter received today from the Trade Commissioner in charge, Mr. DuWayne Clark, giving a résumé of his conversation with Mr. Luro, head of the Exchange Control Board.
As I have previously reported, the Embassy, including the office of the Commercial Attaché, is taking every appropriate opportunity to press with the Argentine authorities for equality of treatment with regard to the allocation of official exchange. With the important negotiations going on at present for a renewal of the Roca-Runciman Agreement,32 it would seem that the Argentines are particuarly anxious not to give the British Government any impression that the Argentine Exchange Control Board is relaxing in any way toward favoring British purchases wherever possible by preferential treatment in the granting of official exchange.
First Secretary of Embassy