The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua ( Long )
14. Your despatch No. 832, February 9.9 Please confirm immediately by telegram Department’s understanding that the statement in [Page 793] the third paragraph of your note No. 235 handed on February 8 to the Foreign Minister regarding no increase being contemplated by Nicaragua in “basic rates of duty now specified in Schedule I of the trade agreement”, means the rates set forth in Schedule I rather than, wherever different, the rates of the Nicaraguan tariff in effect prior to the effective date of the agreement. For example, on hog lard (Nicaraguan tariff item 956) the Department understands that the rate in effect after March 10 will remain 10 centavos per net kilo for American lard and not return to 12 centavos, the rate applicable prior to the agreement.
- Telegram No. 9 not printed.↩