416. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers and Secretary of the Treasury Kennedy1 2

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  • Jamaica—Double Taxation

In his recent meeting with the President, the Jamaican Prime Minister brought up the question of double taxation and stated he wished to send his Minister of Finance to discuss the problem with Secretary Kennedy and other appropriate officials. The President agreed this would be useful.

The President has asked that State and Treasury make appropriate arrangements to receive the Minister of Finance for such discussions, and that Secretary Kennedy receive the Minister when he comes to Washington. He also asks that our readiness to receive the Finance Minister be reconfirmed to the Prime Minister through appropriate State/Embassy channels.

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 786, Country Files, Latin America, Jamaica, Vol. I. No classification marking. A copy was sent to Secretary of Commerce Stans.
  2. Kissinger relayed instructions from President Nixon to arrange discussions with the Jamaican Minister of Finance on the question of double taxation, an issue raised during President Nixon’s August 11 meeting with the Jamaican Prime Minister.