832.6176/10–445: Telegram

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

3046. The following telegram has been sent to Buenos Aires.

This Embassy has received copy of Buenos Aires despatch No. 908 dated September 28, 1945 to Dept.91

Facts are that US has offered to cancel tire and synthetic rubber agreement with Brazil which, of course, will leave Brazil free to sell tires anywhere including Argentina. Brazil, however, feels that she does not want to do that at this time.

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While agreement continues in existence all of Brazil’s surplus production is already allocated to other countries.

We are still studying resulting situation here.

Repeated to Washington.

Berle
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