611.1831/90: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica ( Sack )

10. Your despatch 1013, February 4, and telegram 15, February 14, 8 p.m., with reference to the proposed amendment to the most-favored-nation clause.

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Please inform the Foreign Minister that, since the most-favored-nation provisions of the trade agreement do not apply in any sense to duties or charges on vessels, the question of a possible exception to the most-favored-nations provisions of the trade agreement, with a view to permitting the Costa Rican Government to reduce the charges on vessels of companies which reduce their freight rates, does not arise in connection with the trade agreement.