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The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Haiti (Finley)

75. Your 121, September 9, 1 p.m. Please take up this question immediately with the Foreign Minister and reiterate strongly that your Government expects that American products upon importation into Haiti will receive the same customs treatment as that accorded to intrinsically similar products imported from France. If Leger does not agree to extend such treatment, you are authorized in your discretion to take up the matter with President Vincent.

You may refer to the specific case on which Leger will make his decision tomorrow, provided you are satisfied that the pharmaceutical products in question are in fact intrinsically similar to French products included in Franco-Haitian treaty.