611.3231/7–2348: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Brazil


568. Deptel 550 Jul 21 was sent on chance Braz note not yet received or transmitted Dept. In view urdes 838 Jul 151 enclosing both notes, and urtel 817 Jul 23 expressing optimism Brazil will take necessary steps make rates effective Aug 1, proclamation making inoperative 1935 agreement has been submitted President. Signature expected today. Accordance Braz request, no publicity will be given before Jul 31.

Dept plans issue press release Aug 2 including texts proclamation and exchange notes. Emb requested so inform FonOff.

Re last Para urtel 817, Dept concurs Braz interpretation but hopes nevertheless early action can be taken correcting taxation mentioned.

Pls telegraph progress GATT legislation and any further pertinent amendments thereto.

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