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AND WHEREAS the said Treaty has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two Governments were exchanged in the city of Washington on the twentieth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-one;

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NOW, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Herbert Hoover, Presi- Proclamation. dent of the United States of America, have caused the said Treaty to be made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States of America and the citizens thereof.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed. DONE at the city of Washington this twenty-first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty[SEAL] one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and fifty-fifth.

By the President:

HENRY L STIMSON

Secretary of State.

HERBERT HOOVER

January 15, 1931.

January 15, 1931.

December 15, 1930. Agreement between the United States of America and Hungary for collecton-delivery postal service. Signed at Budapest, December 15, 1930, at Washington, January 15, 1931; approved by the President, January 21, 1931.

Collect-on-delivery agreement with Hungary.

Admission of collecton-delivery parcel-post packages.

Vol. 45, p. 2677.

Acceptance only when insured.

nary mail.

AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA

AND HUNGARY
FOR COLLECT-ON-DELIVERY
SERVICE.

For the purpose of concluding arrangements for the exchange between the United States of America (including Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico, Guam, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands of the United States) and Hungary of parcels marked for the collection of trade charges, the undersigned WALTER F. BROWN, Postmaster General of the United States of America, and GABRIEL BARON SZALAY, Director General of Posts of Hungary, by virtue of authority vested in them, have agreed upon the following articles

Article I.

1. Parcel post packages admissible for mailing and insurance under the Parcel Post Convention signed at Budapest the 3rd day of July, 1928, and at Washington the 16th day of August, 1928, and having charges to be collected on delivery, shall be accepted for mailing from Hungary to any money order post office in the United States of America or from the United States of America to any post office in Hungary.

2. C. O. D. parcels shall be acSeparation from ordi- cepted only when insured. C. O. D. parcels and the money orders issued in payment of the charges thereon shall be handled apart from ordinary dispatches of parcel post and from ordinary money orders. However, by mutual conMay be extended to sent through correspondence, the collect-on-delivery service may be extended to ordinary (uninsured) parcel post packages exchanged between the two coun

uninsured matter.

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1. Postacsomagok, amelyek a Budapesten az 1928. évi július hó 3. napján és Washingtonban 1928. évi augusztus hó 16. napján aláirt postacsomagszerződés értelmében értéknyilvánitás mellett való szállitásra elfogadhatók és utánvétellel vannak terhelve, feladhatók Magyarországból az Amerikai Egyesült Államok minden, postautalványszolgálattal megbizott hivatalához és Amerikai Egyesült Államokból minden magyar postahivatalhoz. 2. Csakis értéknyilvánitással ellátott csomagokat lehet utánvétellel megterhelni. Az utánvételes csomagokat és az utánvétel beszedése után kiállitott postautalványokat a közönséges postautalványoktól elkülönitve kell kezelni. Iratváltás utján történt kölcsönös megegyezés alapján azonban az utánvételi szolgálatot a két ország között kicserélt közönséges (értéknyilvánitással el nem látott) csomagokra

tries with the provision that each country may handle in transit and otherwise treat ordinary (uninsured) C. O. D. parcels addressed to, or received from, the other country in accordance with its own domestic regulations.

Article II.

1. Parcels bearing charges for collection on delivery shall be subject to the postage rates, insurance fees, conditions of mailing, and other formalities applicable to insured parcels without trade charges as stipulated in the aforesaid Convention of July 3, August 16, 1928, when not inconsistent with the provisions of this Agreement.

2. The Administration of origin is entitled to collect from the sender of each parcel mailed collect-on-delivery, such collect-ondelivery fee, in addition to the required postage and other fees, as may be prescribed by its regulations, which fees and postage shall belong entirely to the country collecting them. No special account of these fees is to be made between the two Administrations except as stated in Article XXIII of the aforesaid Convention of July 3-August 16, 1928.

Article III.

1. The maximum amount to be collected on delivery shall, for the present, be $100.00. This amount may be increased or decreased at any time by mutual agreement through correspondence between the two postal Administrations. The amount to be collected on delivery shall invariably be expressed in dollars and cents.

2. When the sender makes a request early enough for any reduction or cancelation of the amount to be collected on delivery, the request shall be handled between the exchange offices which have handled the parcel, unless otherwise agreed to through correspondence.

57894°-31-PT 2-80

January 15, 1931.

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sacks containing nothing but C. O. D. articles, the letters "C. O. D." or the word "Remboursement" being entered very conspicuously in the documents covering them, as well as on the labels of the sacks.

2. Such parcels will be listed in separate bills to show, with respect to each parcel, the C. O. D. number and post office and state of origin and the C. O. D. charges.

3. Upon receipt of a dispatch of C. O. D. parcels, at the exchange office of the country of destination, the dispatch must be carefully checked and otherwise treated as provided in Article XIV of the Convention of July 3-August 16, 1928.

Article VIII.

The offices of New York and Budapest shall be the only ones to send lists of C. O. D. money orders, and such money orders shall be listed separately from the ordinary money orders and the list shall be marked "Collect on Delivery" or "Remboursement."

Article IX.

1. The C. O. D. money orders which have not been paid to the payee for any reason shall be subject to the disposition of the Administration of the country of origin of the articles to which they relate. When it appears that the C. O. D. service was used in furtherance of a scheme to defraud, payment of the money orders in question will be withheld, if practicable, and the orders disposed of in accordance with the equities of each case under the rules and regulations of the country of origin of the C. O. D. parcels involved.

2. As for other formalities, C. O. D. money orders shall be subject to the provisions governing the money order exchange between the two countries.

January 15, 1931.

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