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

No. 284

Sir: With reference to previous correspondence on the subject, I am transmitting herewith English and Spanish texts of the proposed trade agreement with Guatemala. Each of these texts includes General Provisions, Schedule I with three notes, and Schedule II.

The Department has made every effort to bring the two texts into complete conformity and in doing so was of course guided, insofar as possible, by the various suggestions and observations made by the Guatemalan Government.

While you should point out to the Guatemalan Government that this Government still reserves the right to suggest such further changes in the English text as may be found necessary prior to termination of the negotiations, the Department trusts that no further changes need be made, and that the Guatemalan Government will shortly authorize the Department to engross the agreement following the enclosed texts. As soon as the engrossed copies of the agreement have been completed they will be forwarded promptly to you for signature.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Francis B. Sayre

[The reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and Guatemala was signed at Guatemala, April 24, 1936; proclaimed by the President of the United States May 16, 1936; effective June 15, 1936. For text, see Executive Agreement Series No. 92, or 49 Stat. 3989.]