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105 STAT. 2600 PROCLAMATION 6307—JUNE 24, 1991 Any permission required for commercial representations to establish and operate in the Republic of Bulgaria and any registrations required in the Republic of Bulgaria in order for nationals of either Party to engage or serve as agents, consultants or distributors in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria will be accomplished through a simple registration process pursuant to which the permission or registration will be automatically and expeditiously granted, normally within 30 days of application, subject, of course to regulations consistent with the exceptions set forth in Article XIII and XVI of the Agreement. Customs Unions or Free Trade Areas With respect to Paragraph 4(a] of Article I of the Agreement, a Party may invoke this exception with respect to a customs union, free trade area, or an interim agreement necessary for the formation of the same, which is consistent with Article XXIV of the GATT, and only if such Party informs the other Party of its plans with respect to such customs imion or free trade area and affords such other Party adequate opportunity for consultation. Consultation In the event of Bulgaria's accession to the GATT, the Parties agree to consult to determine whether any changes to this Agreement are necessary or desirable. I have the honor to propose that this understanding be freated as an integral part of the Agreement. I would be grateful if you would confirm that this understanding is shared by your Government. I have the further honor to confirm that the foregoing understanding is shared by my Government and constitutes an integral part of the Agreement. Sincerely, CARLA A. HILLS UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Under Secretary for Travel and Tourism Washington, D.C. 20230 Washington, April 22, 1991. His Excellency Ognian Raytchev Pishev, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria. Dear Mr. Ambassador: I have the honor to confirm receipt of your letter of today's date which reads as follows: "In connection with the signing on this date of the Agreement on. Trade Relations Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People's Republic of Bulgaria {the 'Agreement'), I have the honor to confirm the understanding reached by our Governments (the 'Parties') regarding tourism and travel-related services as follows: