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



Treaty Actions 
 
Multilateral 
 
Copyright 
Berne convention for the protection of literary and artistic 
works of Sept. 9, 1886, as revised.  Done at Paris July 24, 
1971.  Entered into force for the U.S. Mar. 1, 1989.  
Accession:  Lithuania, Sept. 14, 1994 (1). 
 
World Health Organization 
Amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the 
World Health Organization, as amended.  Done at Geneva May 12, 
1986.  Entered into force July 11, 1994. Acceptance:  Pakistan, 
Aug. 22, 1994. 
 
Women  
Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination 
against women.  Done at New York Dec. 18, 1979.  Entered into 
force Sept. 3, 1981 (2).  Accession:  Kuwait, Sept. 2, 1994. 
 
Bilateral 
 
Bahamas 
Extradition treaty.  Signed at Nassau Mar. 9, 1990.  [Senate] 
Treaty Doc. 102-17.  Instruments of ratification exchanged 
Sept. 22, 1994.  Entered into force Sept. 22, 1994. 
 
Burkina Faso 
Postal money order agreement.  Signed at Ouagadougou and 
Washington Apr. 25 and Aug. 17, 1994.  Entered into force Sept. 
1, 1994. 
 
Cameroon  
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or 
refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured 
by the U.S. Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed 
at Yaounde Sept. 12, 1994.  Enters into force following 
signature and receipt by Cameroon of written notice from the 
U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been 
fulfilled.  
 
Canada  
Protocol amending the convention with respect to taxes on 
income and on capital of Sept. 26, 1980, as amended by 
protocols of June 14, 1983 and Mar. 28, 1984.  Signed at 
Washington Aug. 31, 1994.  Enters into force upon the exchange 
of instruments of ratification.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-28. 
 
Central African Republic  
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and 
rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or 
insured by the U.S. Government and its agencies, with annexes.  
Signed at Bangui Sept. 6, 1994.  Enters into force following 
signature and receipt by Central African Republic of written 
notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal 
requirements have been fulfilled. 
 
Cote d'Ivoire  
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or 
refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured 
by the U.S. Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed 
at Abidjan Aug. 26, 1994.  Enters into force following sig- 
nature and receipt by Cote d'Ivoire of written notice from the 
U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been 
fulfilled.  
 
Dominica 
Memorandum of understanding for the establishment within the 
territory of Dominica of facilities to provide temporary 
protection under the auspices of the UN High Commissioner for 
Refugees for nationals of Haiti fleeing their country, with 
related letter.  Signed at Dominica July 10, 1994.  Entered 
into force July 10, 1994. 
 
Eritrea 
International express mail agreement, with detailed 
regulations.  Signed at Asmara and Washington July 4 and 18, 
1994.  Entered into force Nov. 1, 1994. 
 
France  
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the 
prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income 
and capital, with exchanges of notes.  Signed at Paris Aug. 31, 
1994.  Enters into force on the date of receipt of later 
notification that constitutional and statutory requirements 
have been satisfied.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-32. 
 
Gabon 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or 
refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured 
by the U.S. Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed 
at Libreville Sept. 2, 1994.  Enters into force following 
signature and receipt by Gabon of written notice from the U.S. 
that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been 
fulfilled. 
 
Hong Kong  
Agreement extending the agreement of Nov. 23, 1990, as 
extended, concerning the confiscation and forfeiture of the 
proceeds and instrumentalities of drug trafficking.  Effected 
by exchange of notes at Hong Kong July 12 and 14, 1994.  
Entered into force July 14, 1994; effective Jan. 18, 1995.  
 
Jordan 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or 
refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured 
by the U.S. Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed 
at Amman Aug. 18, 1994.  Entered into force September 19, 1994. 
 
Lebanon  
Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, as amended, and the furnishing of defense articles, 
related training, and other defense services from the U.S. to 
Lebanon.  Effected by exchange of notes at Beirut June 21 and 
July 18, 1994.  Entered into force July 18, 1994.  
 
Mexico 
Protocol modifying the agreement of Nov. 9, 1989, for the 
exchange of information with respect to taxes.  Signed at 
Mexico Sept. 8, 1994.  Enters into force upon an exchange of 
notes confirming their mutual agreement that both sides have 
met all constitutional and statutory requirements. 
 
Additional protocol that modifies the convention of Sept. 18, 
1992, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention 
of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.  Signed at 
Mexico Sept. 8, 1994.  Enters into force when the parties 
notify each other that their respective constitutional and 
statutory requirements have been satisfied.  [Senate] Treaty 
Doc. 103-31.  
 
Portugal  
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. 6, 1994.  Enters 
into force upon the exchange of instruments of ratification.  
[Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-34.  
 
South Africa  
Agreement concerning the provision of training under the U.S. 
International Military Education and Training (IMET) Program.  
Effected by exchange of notes at Pretoria June 14 and July 11, 
1994.  Entered into force July 11, 1994.  
 
St. Lucia  
Memorandum of understanding for the establishment within the 
territory of St. Lucia of facilities to provide temporary 
protection under the auspices of the UN High Commissioner for 
Refugees for nationals of Haiti fleeing their country.  Signed 
at St. Lucia July 15, 1994.  Entered into force July 15, 1994. 
 
Sweden  
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the 
prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 
with exchange of letters.  Signed at Stockholm Sept. 1, 1994.  
Enters into force upon the exchange of instruments of 
ratification.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-29.  
 
Trinidad and Tobago  
Memorandum of understanding concerning protection of 
intellectual property rights.  Signed at Washington Sept. 26, 
1994.  Enters into force upon an exchange of notes indicating 
that all legislation and regulations necessary to give full 
effect to obligations undertaken have come into force.  
 
United Kingdom--Turks and Caicos Islands  
Agreement amending the memorandum of understanding to establish 
in the Turks and Caicos Islands a processing facility to 
determine the refugee status of boat people from Haiti with 
related letter, signed at Grand Turk June 18, 1994.  Effected 
by exchange of letters at Grand Turk and London July 13, 1994.  
Entered into force July 13, 1994. 
 
 
(1)  With declaration.  
(2)  Not in force for the U.S. 
 
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