811.20 Defense (M) Brazil/5388: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

5560. President Vargas has approved rice agreement quoted in my 5474, November 25, 5 p.m.24 and London has approved with minor modifications. Awaiting suggestions interested agencies in Washington.25

  1. Not printed; the agreement provided for the purchase by the United States and the United Kingdom of the exportable surplus of rice in accordance with a specified schedule. It recognized a system of rice quotas which Brazil might ship to the other American Republics. Brazil agreed to prevent the imposition of additional taxes and to give publicity to the agreement. (811.20 Defense (M) Brazil/5376)
  2. The agreement was acceptable to United States agencies with some modifications concerning inspection, storage, and insurance. Notes embodying the agreement (not printed) were signed and exchanged on December 21, 1943. (811.20 Defense (M) Brazil/5421)