611.2231/60a: Telegram

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

19. The commercial modus vivendi 20 between the United States and Ecuador became effective on June 12th by means of an exchange of identic notes between the Secretary of State and the Ecuadoran Minister in Washington. The text of the agreement, which is the same as that transmitted with the Department’s instruction No. 84 of December 24, 1935,21 will be made public in the United States. You will advise the Consulate General at Guayaquil accordingly.

Please express to the Ecuadoran Minister for Foreign Affairs the gratification with which the Government of the United States views this further step toward a liberalization of policies affecting international trade.

  1. Signed June 12, 1936; for text, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 93, or 49 Stat. 4013.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1935, vol. iv, p. 512.