Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 58 Part 2.djvu/602

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [58 STAT. September 6, 1944 and May 10, 1943 [E. A. S. 439] Administrations as intermediaries. Agreement between the United States of America and Palestineregarding parcelpost, and detailed regulations. Signed at Washington Septem- ber 6, 1944 and at JerusalemMay 10, 1943; ratified by the President of the United States of America September 25, 1944. PARCEL POST AGREEMENT between PALESTINE and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The Postal Administrations of Palestine and of the United States of America (including Alaska, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, Samoa, and Hawaii) agree to effect a regular direct exchange of parcels between Palestine and the United States of America. AGREEMENT. AwrTILE I. Limits of weight and size. 1. A parcel for the United States of America posted in Palestine shall not exceed 22 pounds in weight, 3 feet 6 inches in length, and 6 feet in length and girth combined; and a parcel for Palestine posted in the United States of America shall not exceed 10 kilograms in weight, 1.05 meters in length, and 1.80 meters in length and girth combined. 2. As regards the exact calculation of the weight and dimensions of a parcel, the view of the dispatching office shall be accepted except in a case of obvious error. ARTICLE II. Transit of parcels. 1. The two Administrations guarantee the right of transit for par- cels over their territory to or from any country with which they respectively have parcel-post communication. 2. Each Postal Administration shall inform the other to which countries parcels may be sent through it as intermediary, and the amount of the charges due to it therefor, as well as other conditions to which the parcels are subject. Transit parcels shall be subject to the provisions of this Agreement and the Detailed Regulations so far as they are applicable. ARTICLE m. Prepayment of postage. The prepayment of the postage on a parcel shall be compulsory except in the case of a redirected or returned parcel.