The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 28—1:30 p.m.]
620. Department’s 390, September 11, 4 p.m. The Chairman of the International Sugar Council would be grateful if he might be informed before the Council convenes on October 4 as to how much of the additional United States quota to Peru and the Dominican Republic fall under the provisions of article 9 (c) of the International Sugar Agreement. Secretariat states that Hutson9 had given assurance quantities not chargeable to export quotas of those two countries would not exceed a figure of around 20,000 tons each. Secretariat also states Peru unable to fill free market export quota 330,000 metric tons in addition to United States import quota of 53,573 short tons. Chairman considers determination of this point essential for guidance of the Council as it has a bearing on possible reduction of all export quotas.