The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Paraguay (Frost)

No. 972

Sir: In accordance with the understanding reached with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs67 and Finance of Paraguay during their visit to Washington in June in the company of President Morínigo, regarding the proposed trade agreement between the United States and Paraguay, there is enclosed for transmittal to the Minister of Foreign Affairs a revised text of the general provisions and related notes for that agreement.68 There is also enclosed a memorandum which will serve to explain the new draft text in the light of the discussions in Washington and the points raised in the Paraguayan counterdraft enclosed with the Embassy’s despatch no. 1080 of June 2, 1943.68 You may proceed to discuss this revised text with the Paraguayan officials, and endeavor to obtain agreement upon it. The Department will of course consider carefully any points which may still not be acceptable to the Paraguayan officials, but an effort has been made in the enclosed revised text to meet the various points raised by those officials in connection with the earlier text.

In due course, following consideration of the information presented at the public hearings on August 4, the Department will send to you for formal negotiation with the Paraguayan officials definitive proposals regarding Schedules I and II.69

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Dean Acheson
  1. Luis A. Argaña.
  2. None printed.
  3. None printed.
  4. Schedule I was a list of United States exports on which the Department sought concessions from Paraguay. Schedule II included a list of concessions to Paraguay.