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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1936. The American Republics
(1936)

Brazil,   pp. 247-311 PDF (24.0 MB)


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BRAZIL
REPRESENTATIONS TO THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT REGARDING
THE PROPOSED GERMAN-BRAZILIAN PROVISIONAL COMMERCIAL
AGREEMENT
632.6231/42a: Telegram
   The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson)
                           WASHINGTON, April 17, 1936-6 p. m.
  62. Please comment briefly by cable on story in today's issue of
New York Times that the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council has recom-
mended "an emergency commercial agreement (with Germany) as
a method of selling surplus cotton stocks Germany is willing to buy
with compensated marks."
                                                          HuIL
632.6231/43: Telegram
   The Ambassador in Brazil (Gibson) to the Secretary of State
                            Rio DE JANEIRO, April 20, 1936-noon.
                                           [Received 1: 30 p. m.]
  115. Department's 62, April 17, 6 p. m. The text of the resolution
passed by the Brazilian Foreign Trade Council on the 16th instant
is as follows:
  "The Federal Foreign Trade Council after having concluded its
studies with reference to the marketing of the cotton crop of 1935 and
to the exportation of the crop of this year viewing the sale of this prod-
uct in its relation to the general commercial interchange with Ger-
many, hereby resolves to suggest to the Government that a provisional
commercial accord be realized immediately with a view to determin-
ing-given the economic regime now prevailing in Germany-the
products which shall be imported by Brazil and the products which
shall be exported to Germany. The accord in question shall decide
the method of payment".
  Emergency commercial agreement mentioned in Times' article is in
fact contemplated and the proposal provides establishing a quota
system to control exports from Brazil and imports from Germany.
Accord would not become effective until present German-Brazilian
accord I lapses next summer. It must also receive legislative ap-
  Signed October 22, 1931, League of Nations Treaty Series, vol. cxxxvi,
p. 443.
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