611.1431/171: Telegram

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

28. Department’s 19, March 26, noon. Minister of Hacienda states English text of first paragraph article 13 to last comma satisfactory. Strictly literal translation balance of paragraph as follows: “provided it can be established by the importer or other party in interest to the satisfaction of the customs authorities that the errors are clerical in origin or were made in good faith”.

If above is satisfactory to the Department, please advise me by cable for information of Minister of Hacienda.

Spanish text by airmail, March 29.