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Cablegate: Demarche On Wto Article Xxi Procedure

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON WTRO NU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON WTO ARTICLE XXI PROCEDURE

REF: SECSTATE 60296

1. (SBU) Embassy delivered reftel points in May to Director
General for Trade Sonia Somarriba, who promised to respond
later as to whether Nicaragua would seek compensation.
Since, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Development
(MIFIC) has undergone high-level changes, including the
minister and both vice ministers (septel). Orlando Solorzano
was sworn in as minister on June 22. On the margins of a
June 27 meeting at MIFIC, Somarriba informed Econoff that the
preliminary conclusion on the issue was that Nicaragua should
negotiate some form of compensation with the United States.
She could not elaborate, however, as there had been no
closure on the subject. Econoff reiterated reftel arguments,
which Somarriba took on board. Comment: We are not surprised
at the proclivity to seek compensation, and will inform
Washington as soon as we learn of MIFIC's final decision.
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