832.852/72: Telegram

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

4446. Department’s 3453, September 11, 8 p.m. Wilson of WSA agrees with me that the Department and the WSA should take into consideration the following suggestions in discussions with Azevedo relative to turning back the chartered vessels:

Coastwise trade of RDC,70 Army, Navy and other U.S. Government agencies’ cargo to receive no less favorable treatment than cargo for similar Brazilian Government agencies and preference over civilian cargo.
No diversion of the chartered vessels or any other Brazilian ships presently engaged in coastwise trade to service outside of the Americas. The Brazilian Maritime Commission has informed Wilson that they will accept this condition.
Brazil’s responsibilities for the carriage of proportionate southbound target to be not less than 25,000 tons.
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