832.24/4–2246: Telegram

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


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

  1. 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).