611.3331/364: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Uruguay (Chapin)

69. Department’s no. 54, April 3. Your nos. 141, April 4, 6 p.m., and 163, April 22, 6 p.m.; despatch no. 897, April 23.

You are requested to ascertain as soon as possible whether the list of products which were contained in our public announcement of intention to negotiate a trade agreement with Uruguay of October 20, 1939 (Press release no. 52327) as modified below would be acceptable to the Government of Uruguay as a list of products, with respect to which we would be prepared to consider granting concessions to Uruguay, to be published in a new announcement in the event it should be decided to undertake new negotiations:
Delete 53, linseed oil; add 19, casein or lactarene, et cetera; 42, glycerin, crude and refined; 701, oleo oil (in addition to oleo stearin); 1755, sheep, lamb and goat casings, weasands, et cetera; substitute for the two items under 706 the following: Meats, prepared or preserved, not specially provided for (except meat pastes other than liver pastes packed in air-tight containers weighing with their contents not more than 3 ounces each). This wording encompasses all meats, prepared or preserved, not specially provided for, which are now classifiable under paragraph 706, with the exception of those specified in the parenthetical clause and which are covered by import statistical classification no. 0032.1.
A new draft of the general provisions for submission to the Uruguayan Government, and instructions in regard thereto, will be forwarded as soon as possible by air mail. However, the Department feels that detailed discussions of the general provisions and the schedules will not be necessary prior to formal announcement of intention to negotiate.
  1. Department of State Bulletin, October 21, 1939, p. 418.