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1619 56 STAT.] DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-COMERCIAL RELATIONS-NOV. 14,1942 recommended by the Inter-American Economic and Financial Advisory Committee. It is in conformity with the spirit of that recommenda- tion of the aforesaid inter-American body that the above-mentioned commercial agreement between the Dominican Republic and that of Haiti was concluded. Notes were exchanged between the two Governments on March 24, 1942 by means of which certain products are added to the lists origin- ally agreed upon: As the modus vivendi concluded between the Dominican Republic and the United States of America on September 25, 1924 ['] provided that tariff reductions which our country may grant to other countries must benefit, to the measure indicated by the principles relative to the most-favored-nation clause, like products of United States manu- facture and origin, I request Your Excellency to be good enough to inform this chancellery whether the Government of the United States of America, in view of the above-stated considerations, will agree not to invoke the clauses of the agreement of September 25,1924 mentioned above for the purpose of claiming the benefit of the tariff preferences granted to the contiguous State of Haiti, which my Government con- siders to be in harmony with the'conditions of the form recommended by the Inter-American Economic and Financial Advisory Committee. I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest consideration. A. DESPRADEL His Excellency AvRA M. WARREN, E.E. and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, Legation. The American Minister to the Dominican Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs No. 21 LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Ciudad Trujillo, D.R., November 14,1945 EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's note of today's date in which you reiterate the adherence of your Government to the principle of promoting the multilateral develop- ment of international trade on the unconditional most-favored-nation basis and refer to the exclusive tariff reductions to the Republic of Haiti specifically provided for in the Commercial Agreement between the Dominican Republic and that country signed on August 26, 1941, as modified by an exchange of notes on March 24, 1942 by which certain products were added to the list specified in the Commercial Agreement. In this connection you mention the contractual formula I [Treaty Series 700.1