611.1431/164: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala (O’Donoghue) to the Secretary of State

23. Department’s telegram No. 14, March 17, noon.

Minister of Hacienda informally advised me that wording suggested for first paragraph of article XIII would be acceptable provided “by exporter” be inserted immediately after the word “documentation”.
The Minister also informally stated he would accept note 1 if phrased to read as follows: “For the importation and sale of food products of any kind now classified under sections 1 and 2 of the Guatemalan customs tariff the Guatemalan Government will not require certificates nor impose special regulations which may be impossible of fulfillment in the United States because of the lack of a duly authorized federal agency for that purpose”.
The same arrangement for note 2 would also be acceptable.
Minister of Hacienda is today advising the Minister for Foreign Affairs with regard to above for formal notification to the Legation.