Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/590

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES Regulations for exe- cution. Limits of weight and size. Preparation of par cels. DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE PARCEL POST AGREEMENT. The following Detailed Regulations for the Execution of the Parcel Post Agreement have been agreed upon by the Chiefs of the Postal Administrations of the United States of America and of Gibraltar. ARTICLE 1. Limits of Weight and Size. The parcels to be exchanged under the provisions of this Agree- ment may not exceed 22 pounds (10 kilograms) in weight nor the following dimensions: Greatest length 4 feet, on condition that parcels over 42 inches but not over 44 inches long do not exceed 24 inches in girth; that parcels over 44 inches but not over 46 inches long do not exceed 20 inches in girth; that parcels over 46 inches but not over 48 inches long do not exceed 16 inches in girth; and that parcels which are 3%2 feet or less in length do not exceed 6 feet in length and girth (taken in a direction other than that of the length) combined. The limit of weight and maximum dimensions stated above may be changed from time to time by agreement made through corre- spondence. ARmCrE 2. Preparationof Parcels. 1. The name and address of the sender and of the addressee must be written, legibly and correctly, on the parcel itself if possible, or on a label or tag affixed securely to the parcel. It is recommended that a duplicate of the address be inserted in every parcel, especially when the use of a tag for the address is rendered necessary by the packing or form of the parcel. Parcels on which the name of the sender or of the addressee is indicated merely by initials are not admitted, unless the initials are the adopted trade name of the sender or addressee which is generally understood. Addresses in pencil are not admitted. However, addresses writ- ten in indelible pencil on a previously dampened surface are accepted. 2. Each parcel must be packed in such a manner that the con- tents are protected over the whole route, and in such a way as to prevent the contents from damaging other parcels or objects or injuring postal agents. The packing must protect the contents suffi- ciently that, in case of rifling, the traces thereof may be easily discovered. Ordinary parcels may be sealed at the option of the sender, or careful tying is sufficient as a mode of closing. Insured parcels must be sealed by means of wax, by lead or other seals. As a protective measure, either Administration may require that special imprints or marks of the senders appear on the wax or lead seals closing insured parcels. 1498