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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
February 1994:   Treaty Actions
Office of the Legal Advisor


Treaty Actions 
 
Multilateral 
 
Aviation 
Convention on international civil aviation.  Done at Chicago Dec. 7, 
1944.  Entered into force Apr. 4, 1947.  TIAS 1591; 61 Stat. 1180. 
Accession deposited:  Georgia, Jan. 21, 1994. 
 
Consular Relations 
Convention on consular relations.  Done at Vienna Apr. 24, 1963.  
Entered into force Mar. 19, 1967; for the U.S. Dec. 24, 1969.  TIAS 
6820; 21 UST 77. 
Accession deposited:  Kazakhstan, Jan. 5, 1994. 
 
Copyrights 
Berne convention for the protection of literary and artistic works of 
Sept. 9, 1886, revised at Paris July 24, 1971, and amended in 1979.  
Entered into force for the U.S. Mar. 1, 1989. 
Accessions deposited:  Albania, Dec. 2, 1993; El Salvador, Nov. 18, 
1993. 
Succession deposited:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dec. 23, 1993. 
 
Diplomatic Relations 
Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.  Done at Vienna Apr. 18, 
1961.  Entered into force Apr. 24, 1964; for the U.S. Dec. 13, 1972.  
TIAS 7502; 23 UST 3227. 
Accession deposited:  Kazakhstan, Jan. 5, 1994. 
 
Labor 
Instrument for the amendment of the constitution of the International 
Labor Organization.  Done at Montreal Oct. 9, 1946.  Entered into force 
Apr. 20, 1948; reentered into force for the U.S. Feb 18, 1980.  TIAS 
1868; 62 Stat. 3485. 
Acceptance deposited:  Tajikistan, Nov. 26, 1993. 
 
Patents 
Patent cooperation treaty with regulations.  Done at Washington June 19, 
1970.  Entered into force Jan. 24, 1978.  TIAS 8733; 28 UST 7645. 
Accessions deposited:  Slovenia, Dec. 1, 1993; Trinidad and Tobago, Dec. 
10, 1993. 
 
Budapest treaty on the international recognition of the deposit of 
microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure, with regulations.  
Done at Budapest Apr. 28, 1977, and amended on Sept. 26, 1980.  Entered 
into force Aug. 19, 1990.  TIAS 9768; 32 UST 1241. 
Accessions deposited:  Cuba, Nov. 19, 1993; Yugoslavia, Nov. 25, 1993. 
 
Property 
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization.  
Done at Stockholm July 14, 1967.  Entered into force Apr. 26, 1970; for 
the U.S. Aug. 25, 1970.  TIAS 6932; 21 UST 1749. 
Accession deposited:  Bhutan, Dec. 16, 1993. 
Succession deposited:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dec. 23, 1993. 
 
Bilateral 
 
Barbados 
Protocol amending the convention for the avoidance of double taxation 
and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 
with exchange of notes and understandings.  Signed at Washington, Dec. 
18, 1991.  Entered into force:  Dec. 29, 1993. 
 
Canada 
Agreement concerning the privileges and immunities of members of the 
administrative and technical staffs of the Embassy of Canada in the 
United States and the Embassy of the United States in Canada.  Effected 
by exchange of notes at Ottawa Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, 1993.  Entered into 
force Sept. 21, 1993. 
 
Czech Republic 
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of 
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital.  Signed at 
Prague Sept. 16, 1993.  Entered into force:  Dec. 23, 1993. 
 
Djibouti 
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical 
cooperation in the earth sciences, with annexes.  Signed at Reston and 
Djibouti Apr. 29 and Dec. 9, 1993.  Entered into force Dec. 9, 1993. 
 
Kyrgyz Republic 
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official 
government employees.  Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec. 
6 and 22, 1993.  Entered into force Dec. 22, 1993. 
 
Agreement to establish a joint commission for agribusiness and rural 
development, with annexes.  Signed at Bishkek Dec. 13, 1993.  Entered 
into force Dec. 13, 1993. 
 
Mexico 
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of 
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, with protocol.  Signed 
at Washington Sept. 18, 1992.  Entered into force:  Dec. 28, 1993. 
 
Netherlands 
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of 
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, with understanding and 
exchange of notes.  Signed at Washington Dec. 18, 1992.  Entered into 
force:  Dec. 31, 1993. 
 
Protocol amending the convention of Dec. 18, 1992, for the avoidance of 
double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to 
taxes on income, with exchange of notes.  Signed at Washington Oct. 13, 
1993.  Entered into force:  Dec. 30, 1993. 
 
Panama 
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official 
government employees.  Effected by exchange of notes at Panama Nov. 26, 
1993.  Entered into force Nov. 26, 1993. 
 
Russian Federation 
Agreement on science and technology cooperation, with annexes.  Signed 
at Moscow Dec. 16, 1993.  Entered into force Dec. 16, 1993. 
 
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of mining 
research and minerals information, with annex.  Signed at Moscow Dec. 
16, 1993.  Entered into force Dec. 16, 1993. 
 
Grant agreement for an energy efficiency and environment commodity 
import program.  Signed at Moscow Dec. 16, 1993.  Entered into force 
Dec. 16, 1993. 
 
Slovak Republic 
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of 
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital.  Signed at 
Bratislava Oct. 8, 1993.  Entered into force:  Dec. 30, 1993. 
 
Tunisia 
Consular convention.  Signed at Tunis May 12, 1988.  Entered into force:  
Jan. 15, 1994. 
 
Turkmenistan 
Agreement regarding cooperation to facilitate the provision of 
assistance.  Signed at Ashgabat Nov. 30, 1993.  Entered into force Nov. 
30, 1993.  (###) 
 
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