The Chargé in Brazil ( Daniels ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 9:20 p.m.]
743. At suggestion of Gracie, Secretary General Foreign Office, tripartite discussions held today between Foreign Office, Argentine Embassy and this Embassy on wheat-rubber negotiations. Foreign Office proposes exchange of notes between Embassy and Foreign Office and at same time between Argentine Embassy and Foreign Office confirming existing understanding as follows:
- Argentina to supply Brazil for balance of current year 500,000 tons of wheat;
- Brazil and US to guarantee Argentina immediate delivery 578 tons crude rubber at price of 60 cents and 150 tons butyl synthetic as quota for first quarter this year;
- Brazil and US promise their full support before rubber committee in order that Argentina may be granted for second quarter a quota of 1250 tons of rubber at price of 22½ cents.
Embassy understands proposed exchange of notes injects no new element into situation as already approved by Dept. Final text of [Page 135] proposed notes not yet drafted. Is Embassy authorized to proceed with exchange immediately or does Dept first wish to approve final text?23
- The Acting Secretary of State in telegram 546, April 24, 1946, 5 p.m., not printed, approved this arrangement with a modification concerning prices (832.24/4–2246).↩