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Cablegate: Demarches Delivered On Fanta and Sauces

Published: Tue 6 May 2003 01:55 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS SANAA 000975
SIPDIS
PLEASE PASS TO EB/TPP/MTA/MST SMEHRA, UCSS FOR RCHOVANEC
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD YM DEMARCHE ECON COM
SUBJECT: DEMARCHES DELIVERED ON FANTA AND SAUCES
REF: A) SECSTATE 111070 B) SECSTATE 111092
1. (U) This is an Action Request, (Para 3).
2. (U) On May 5, Pol/Econoff delivered reftel demarches on
Fanta and Sauces to Yemen Customs Chairman Hafez F. Mayiad.
Mayiad told pol/econoff that he would support the USG
position on Fanta Beverage Base (REF A) at the upcoming
Harmonized System Committee meetings in Brussels. However,
he has yet to take a position on the classification of Sauces
(REF B). Mayiad explained that his agency must examine the
effect of this issue on Yemeni farmers who produce and export
a wide variety of processed vegetables and sauces. After
consulting with the Ministry of Finance, he will give us the
ROYG decision.
3. (U) Action Request: Please provide Arabic translations of
the demarches as soon as possible to pol/econoff Jill
Hutchings via email, HutchingsJe@state.gov. End Action
Request.
HULL
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