611.2231/49: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador (Gonzalez) to the Secretary of State

16. Department’s telegram No. 9, April 13, 7 p.m.14 The Foreign Office is sending today new air-mail instructions to the Ecuadorian Legation. The copy of the Spanish text handed to me appears identical with the Department’s draft with the exception of the addition of an article reading in translation as follows:

“The Republic of Ecuador also accords to the United States the preferential tariff inasmuch as the requirements set forth in the executive decrees establishing the said tariff have been fulfilled.”

The statements of the Under-Secretary, as concerns the application of the agreement in specific cases, convince me that it will assure us automatic enjoyment of lowest rates granted to any third country now or in the future. He states that the additional article is mandatory for the purpose of according us the preferential tariff.

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