638.3931/29: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic ( Warren )

84. Reference Legation’s despatch 942, March 10. This Government does not intend to invoke most-favored-nation provisions of modus vivendi in respect of exclusive tariff reductions to Haiti specifically provided for in Dominican-Haitian Convention. However, a formal exchange of notes to this effect would be desirable, and you are therefore requested to propose such exchange to Dominican Government, to be effected, if possible, prior to exchange of ratifications of convention, or, if delay of latter can not be secured, shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile draft notes are being prepared here and will be forwarded as soon as possible.

Welles

[Notes were exchanged between the United States and the Dominican Republic on November 14, 1942; for texts, see Department of State Bulletin, November 21, 1942, pages 953–954, Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 274, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1617. The notes were similar to those exchanged between the United States and Haiti relating to the same subject on February 16 and 19, 1942, Executive Agreement Series No. 238, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1415.]