611.2331/53: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing )

4. Your No. 4, January 14. You are requested to supply the Department by air mail with as full information as possible regarding discriminatory treatment resulting from decree of January 8. The Department assumes from your communication that the suspension of higher import duties on woolen and cotton textiles applies only in favor of Great Britain. I should be glad to know in particular: First, is there any evidence that the British Government urged discriminatory action? Second, if the suspension of higher duties on these products is consolidated in the agreement with Great Britain, is it likely that this concession will be extended to the United States? Third, can text of the decree be secured?

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