811.5017/5–646: Telegram

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


605. Reurtel 835 May 6. Note recently received from Brazilian Embassy states Brazilian Govt through DNC would place at disposal of US market 400,000 bags coffee per month for 6 months at 3 cents above [Page 512] present US ceilings in return for elimination of price ceilings. This differs from info you received from Minister Vidigal concerning sales of DNC coffee. Would appreciate your comments this offer.

Coffee Board Price Committee discussing possible elimination price ceilings with OPA.