The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State
[Received 1:30 p.m.]
8. My despatch 3789, March 3. General Receiver of Dominican Customs has today received letter from Dominican Secretary of [Page 435] State for the Treasury dated March 9 to the effect that “most-favored-nation treatment shall be granted without restriction to the commerce of the United States by virtue of the modus vivendi of 1924 in so far as it relates to the Dominican-French Commercial Convention dated September 4, 1936”. The letter to the General Receiver adds that the interpretation of the Dominican-French Convention contained in letter of the Dominican Secretary of the Treasury to the General Receiver of September 29, 1936, being enclosure No. 3 to this Legation’s despatch No. 3546 of October 2, 1936, is revoked and that the present decision shall take effect from today.