811.20 Defense(M)Peru/498: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru (Norweb) to the Secretary of State

154. Reference Department’s telegram no. 104, January 29, 10 p.m., regarding paragraph 3 of the proposed Over-all Metals and Minerals Agreement. A representative of the Embassy has been present in all recent discussions. I personally have taken the matter up with the Minister of Finance46 on the last two occasions.

Article 3 is regarded as desirable from the viewpoint of the United States but the Finance Minister has informed me it is unacceptable to [Page 736] Peru since he cannot make any commitment about future tax policy. However the Minister is studying the matter and has promised a memorandum next week.

Full details are reported in despatch no. 5,985 of January 30.47

  1. Julio L. East.
  2. Incorrect reference; probably No. 5643, December 22, 1942, not printed.