832.61333/917: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil ( Simmons ) to the Secretary of State

203. Department’s 158, January 12 [15], 6 p.m.80 The Embassy and FEA81 agree that it would be inexpedient to raise question of shipping of coffee at this time.

Souza Costa and Guedes of DNC are studying proposal for termination of agreement; Guedes is strongly opposed to it. It appears that Souza Costa is awaiting the return of Penteado82 before making a definite decision. The Embassy told the Foreign Office today that we expect to terminate the coffee agreement simultaneously with the ship deal.83

Simmons
  1. Not printed.
  2. Foreign Economic Administration.
  3. Eurico Penteado, Brazilian delegate to the Inter-American Coffee Board.
  4. For correspondence on cooperation between the United States and Brazil with respect to shipping problems, see pp. 642 ff.