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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Implementation of Amended

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMU #1475 3461804
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111804Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3510
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MANAGUA 001475

SIPDIS

OES/ENRC FOR MARK JOHNSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV EAID EAGR ETRD EINV BTIO NU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: IMPLEMENTATION OF AMENDED
LACEY ACT

REF: SECSTATE 126654

1. (U) On December 10, Econoff and USDA/APHIS Rep delivered
reftel demarche to Martin Agenor, Deputy Director of the
Phytosanitary Department in the Nicaraguan Ministry of
Agriculture and Forestry (MAGFOR). MAGFOR represents the GON
on matters related to the Lacey Act and the export of plants
and plant products. Agenor reacted positively to the
demarche and said that the Lacey Act amendments would benefit
Nicaragua in the long run. Agenor promised to distribute our
points to appropriate agencies within the Government of
Nicaragua.

2. (U) Per reftel, FCS and FAS representatives at post have
been provided demarche points to share with their contacts as
appropriate.
CALLAHAN

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