638.5131/142: Telegram

The Minister in Haiti (Gordon) to the Secretary of State

14. My despatches 453 of March 24, and 465 of April 7.61 The Foreign Minister informed me today that exchange of notes62 effecting modus vivendi pending consummation of Franco-Haitian commercial treaty negotiations had just been signed. The modus vivendi gives Haiti a quota of approximately 37,000 sacks of coffee to be shipped from here between now and September 1; the French get straight minimum tariff treatment and there is no mention of an avenant or of specific tariff reductions for additional non-specialty articles.

Amplifying despatch by air mail.

  1. Neither printed.
  2. Signed April 28, 1937; for text, see France, Journal Ofllciel, May 15, 1937, p. 5293.