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shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union in Washington, which shall notify the signatory governments of said deposits. Such notification shall be considered as an exchange of ratifications.

ARTICLE V. The present Convention will come into effect between the High Contracting Parties in the order in which they deposit their respective ratifications.

ARTICLE VI. The present Convention shall remain in effect indefinitely but may be denounced by means of one year's notice given to the Pan American Union, which shall transmit it to the other signatory governments. After the expiration of this period the Convention shall cease in its effects as regards the party which denounces it but shall remain in effect for the remaining High Contracting Parties.

ARTICLE VII. The present Convention shall be open for the adherence and accession of States which are not signatories. The corresponding instruments shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union, which shall communicate them to the other High Contracting Parties.

In witness whereof, the above mentioned Plenipotentiaries sign the present Convention in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and hereunto affix their respective seals, at the City of Buenos Aires, Capital of the Argentine Republic, on the twenty-third day of the month of December, 1936. (Signed) Argentina : Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Roberto M. Ortiz,

Miguel Angel Cárcano, José María Cantilo, Felipe A. Espil, Leopoldo Melo, Isidoro Ruiz Moreno, Daniel Antokoletz, Carlos Brebbia, César Díaz Cisneros; Paraguay: Miguel Angel Soler, J. Isidro Ramírez; Honduras: Antonio Bermúdez M., Julián López Pineda; Costa Rica: Manuel F. Jiménez, Carlos Brenes; Venezuela : Caracciolo Parra Pérez, Gustavo Herrera, Alberto Zérega Fombona; Peru: Carlos Concha, Alberto Ulloa, Felipe Barreda Laos, Diomedes Arias Schreiber: El Salvador: Manuel Castro Ramírez, Maximiliano Patricio Brannon; Mexico: Francisco Castillo Nájera, Alfonso Reyes, Ramón Beteta, Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo; Brazil: José Carlos de Macedo Soares, José de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Helio Lobo, Hildebrando Pompeu Pinto Accioly, Edmundo da Luz Pinto, Roberto Carneiro de Mendonca, Rosalina Coelho Lisboa de Miller, María Luiza Bittencourt; Uruguay: Pedro Manini Ríos, Eugenio Martínez Thedy, Felipe Ferreiro, Abalcázar Garcia, Julio César Cerdeiras Alonso, Gervasio Posadas Belgrano; Guatemala : Carlos Salazar, José A. Medrano, Alfonso Carrillo; Nicaragua: Luis Manuel Debayle, José María Moncada, Modesto Valle; Dominican Republic: Max Henríquez Ureña, Tulio M. Cestero, Enrique Jiménez; Colombia : Jorge Soto del Corral, Miguel López Pumarejo, Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, Alberto Lleras Camargo, José Ignacio Díaz Granados; Panama: Harmodio Arias M., Julio J. Fábrega,

Eduardo Chiari; United States of America: Cordell 40639_-38-rol, 4-62

Hull, Sumner Welles, Alexander W. Weddell, Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Alexander F. Whitney, Charles G. Fenwick, Michael Francis Doyle, Elise F. Musser; Chile: Miguel Cruchaga Tocornal, Luis Barros Borgoño, Félix Nieto del Río, Ricardo Montaner Bello; Ecuador: Humberto Albornoz, Antonio Pons, José Gabriel Navarro, Francisco Guarderas; Bolivia: Enrique Finot, David Alvéstegui, Carlos Romero; Haiti: H. Pauleus Sannon, Camille J. Léon, Elie Lescot, Edmé Manigat, Pierre Eugéne de Lespinasse, Clément Magloire; Cuba: José Manuel Cortina, Ramón Zaydin, Carlos Márquez Sterling, Rafael Santos Jiménez, César Salaya, Calixto Whitmarsh, José Manuel Carbonell.

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GENERAL MULTILATERAL TREATIES

1919

REVISION OF THE GENERAL ACT OF BERLIN OF FEBRUARY 26, 1885, AND

THE GENERAL ACT AND DECLARATION OF BRUSSELS OF JULY 2, 1890–
CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND OTHER
POWERS

Signed at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, September 10, 1919; ratification

advised by the Senate of the United States, with an understanding, April 3, 1930 (legislative day of April 2, 1930); ratified by the President of the United States, subject to the said understanding, April 11, 1930; ratification of the United States deposited with the Government of the French Republic, October 29, 1934; proclaimed by the President of the United States, November 3, 1934

(Treaty Series, No. 877; 49 Statutes at Large, 3027)

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas a Convention between and among the United States of America, Belgium, the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan and Portugal, revising the General Act of Berlin of February 26, 1885, and the General Act and Declaration of Brussels of July 2, 1890, was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries at St. Germain-en-Laye on the tenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and nineteen, the original of whích Convention, being in the French language, is word for word as follows:

[Only the English text is here printed]

[Translation of the Convention 1]

The United States of America, Belgium, the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan, and Portugal,

Whereas the General Act of thé African Conference, signed at Berlin on February 26, 1885, was primarily intended to demonstrate the agreement of the Powers with regard to the general principles which should guide their commercial and civilizing action in the little known or inadequately organized regions of a continent where slavery and the slave trade still flourished; and

Whereas by the Brussels Declaration of July 2, 1890, it was found necessary to modify for a provisional period of fifteen years the system of free imports established for twenty years by Article 4 of

1 The French text, as proclaimed, is the official text.

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