The Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 12:45 p.m.]
4. Referring to the Embassy’s telegram 2, January 9, 2 p.m.,20 Minister of Finance decree of January 8th, suspends higher import duties on woolen and cotton textiles from Great Britain until negotiations for Commercial Treaty with England has been approved.[Page 909]
The decree mentions that the treaty negotiations almost concluded and that action taken is intended to prevent obstacles to favorable termination of this agreement.
This decree, which the Minister of Finance has ordered not to be made public, is discriminatory and gives competitive advantages to British goods.
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