611.3931/64: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Dominican Republic (Atwood)

16. Your despatch 3617, November 12, 1936. Please call on Foreign Minister and leave with him a note inquiring when you may expect a reply to the Minister’s representations as based on Department’s telegram No. 13 of October 9, 7 p.m. You should point out orally that this Government is receiving numerous complaints from American exporters that their products when imported into the Dominican Republic are not receiving treatment equal to that accorded to similar products of French origin covered by brand names as stipulated in the Franco-Dominican Trade Agreement; that the Department is concerned at the apparent hesitancy of the Dominican Government to comply with the clear obligation to extend most-favored-nation treatment as stipulated in the Modus Vivendi of 1924; and that the Department feels confident that the Dominican Government, especially at this time when the American states are about to begin discussions of their common problems at Buenos Aires, will desire to continue its support of the movement towards more liberal and non-discriminatory tariff policies, in line with the resolution on economic, commercial, and tariff policy adopted by the Seventh International Conference of American States.19

  1. Report of the Delegates of the United states of America, to the Seventh International Conference of American States, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 8–26, 1933 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1934), p. 196.