The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador (Long)
25. Your telegram 36, May 13, 1 p.m. and despatch 492, May 19. Your telegram 36 refers to Department’s telegram 22 of May 11 concerning compliance by the Ecuadoran Government with import control provisions of the trade agreement.
Your despatch 492 refers to your telegram 36 but is concerned with an entirely different matter, the application of Ecuadoran law of March 3 on the percentage of the export values of certain products which may be allowed for statistical purposes.
While you should continue to press for a satisfactory solution of the latter question in accordance with the Department’s instruction no. 112 of May 5, you should concentrate your attention on the matter of Ecuadoran compliance with the import control provisions of the trade agreement, in accordance with the Department’s telegram 22 of May 11 and previous instructions on that subject. The 30-day consultation period envisaged in Article VII will expire on June 2. There remains very little time, therefore, for us to receive and consider specific proposals requested.