Memorandum by the Officer in Charge of Brazilian Affairs (Kidder) to the Acting Secretary of State (Webb)
With reference to numbered paragraph 7, “Status of the Treaty Talks”, in the attachment1 to the Memorandum for the President, on his appointment with the Brazilian Ambassador (a copy of which is appended hereto), I am submitting to you the attached statement on [Page 772]the four prospective treaties and conventions which we wish to conclude with Brazil.
- This treaty was not signed. Further negotiations on it did not take place during 1950.↩
- The two countries did not reach agreement on this taxation treaty. According to a memorandum of conversation of September 5, 1950, by Mr. Kidder, one main obstacle to agreement was the opposition of the U.S. Treasury Department to the provisions mentioned here. (611.3292/9–550)↩
- The Department’s press release of October 17, 1950, regarding the Cultural Convention between Brazil and the United States signed in Washington the same day, is printed in the Department of State Bulletin, October 30, 1950, p. 696. Printed with the release are the text of the Convention and statements of October 17 by Ambassador Nabuco and Secretary Acheson. Neither country ratified the Convention. File 511.32 for 1953 contains documentation concerning the circumstances of its withdrawal by the United States.↩