Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 58 Part 2.djvu/612

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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [58 STAT. ARTICLE XXXIV. Entry into force and duration of the Agreement. This Agreement shall come into force on ratification but, pending ratification, it may be put into force administratively on a date to be mutually settled between the Administrations of the two countries; and it shall remain in operation until the expiration of one year from the date on which it may have been denounced by either of the two Administrations. Signatures. In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized for that pur- pose, have signed the present Agreement, and have affixed their seals thereto. Done in duplicate and signed at Washington, on the sixth day of September 1944, and at Jerusalem, on the tenth day of May 1943. [SEAL] K. P . ALDiICH Acting Postmaster General of the United States of America. G. I . WEBSTE Postmaster General of Palestine. DETAILED REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE PARCEL POST AGREEMENT BETWEEN PALESTINE AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ARTICLE 1. Circulation. 1. Each Administration shall forward by the routes and means which it uses for its own parcels, parcels delivered to it by the other Administration for conveyance in transit through its territory. 2. Missent parcels shall be retransmitted to their proper destination by the most direct route at the disposal of the office retransmitting them. Insured parcels, when missent, may not be reforwarded to their destination except as insured mail. If this is impossible, they must be returned to origin. ARTICLE 2. Method of transmission. Provision of bays. 1. The exchange of parcels between the two countries shall be effected by the offices appointed by agreement between the two Ad- ministrations. 2. Parcels shall be exchanged between the two countries in bags duly fastened and sealed. In the absence of any arrangement to the contrary, the transmis- sion of parcels dispatched by one of the two contracting countries in transit through the other shall be effected "a decouvert". 3. A label showing the office of exchange of origin and the office of exchange of destination shall be attached to the neck of each bag, the number of parcels contained in the bag being indicated on the back of the label.