The Secretary-Manager of the Inter-American Coffee Board (Delafield) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the Inter-American Coffee Board, at its meeting of January 12, 1944, approved the following table showing, for the quota year beginning on October 1, 1943, the adjusted quotas for the exportation of coffee to the United States of America for the other countries participating in the Inter-American Coffee Agreement:4

Producing country Bags of 60 Kilograms net, or equivalent quantities
Brazil 10,230,000
Colombia 3,465,000
Costa Rica 220,000
Cuba 88,000
Dominican Republic 131,680
Ecuador 165,000
El Salvador 660,000
Guatemala 588,500
Haiti 302,500
Honduras 21,997
Mexico 522,500
Nicaragua 214,500
Peru 27,500
Venezuela 462,000

The adjusted quotas were calculated in accordance with the Board’s resolution of March 11, 19435 which provided in part for the establishment, on October 1, 1943 of the quotas for the United States market at 110 percent of the basic quotas, and in accordance with the second paragraph of Article IV of the Inter-American Coffee Agreement which provides:

“In the event that, due to unforeseen circumstances, a country’s total exports of coffee to the United States of America exceed in any quota year its export quota for the United States market, that quota for the following year shall be decreased by the amount of the excess”.

Accept [etc.]

Herbert Delafield
  1. Signed at Washington, November 28, 1940. For text, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 970, or 55 Stat. pt. 2) 1143; for supplement of February 27, 1942, see Treaty Series No. 979, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1345.
  2. Not printed.