832.24/4–446: Telegram

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

confidential

635. FonOff unwilling to take any stand regarding export American tires (urtel 436, April 216) to Argentina or regarding basic rubber policy (urtel 383 March 19) until after conversations with mission from Argentina headed by Minister of Economy due to arrive here fifth. Brazilian arrangements to ship 10,000 tires to Argentina by end of April if carried through should reduce need for American tires and if 1500 tons Brazilian rubber (Embtel 628, April 316) should be shipped to Argentina at once, need for American tires would become still less urgent. Indications are that Brazil will endeavor to make optimum use of tripartite agreement May 2, 1945 to extract maximum amount of wheat from Argentina.

Sent to Department; repeated to Buenos Aires.

Daniels
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