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22. List of maritime counter narcotics law enforcement agreements signed by the United States as of August 2005


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August 9, 2005

UNITED STATES MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENTS

(in force or signed awaiting entry into force)

AND UNDERSTANDINGS

MARITIME COUNTER-NARCOTICS

Bilateral Agreements

1. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at St. John’s April 19, 1995; entered into force April 19, 1995. Amended by exchange of notes at St. John’s June 3, 1996; entered into force June 3, 1996. TIAS . Further amended by Protocol signed at Washington September 30, 2003; entered into force September 30, 2003. TIAS , 2003 U.S.T. LEXIS 84.

2. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of The Bahamas concerning cooperation in maritime law enforcement, signed at Nassau June 29, 2004; entered into force June 29, 2004. TIAS .

Understanding between the Governor of The Bahamas and the United States Coast Guard effected by exchange of letters dated December 4 and 11, 1964. Provisions pertaining to maritime law enforcement terminated June 29, 2004.

Agreement on the Continuance of United States Military Rights and Maritime Practices in the Bahamas effected by exchange of notes dated July 10 and 20, 1973. TIAS 7688, 24 UST 1783. Provisions pertaining to maritime law enforcement terminated June 29, 2004.

Understanding concerning military operating rights and maritime practices effected by exchange of notes dated April 5, 1984. TIAS 11058, 2034 UNTS 189. Provisions pertaining to maritime law enforcement terminated June 29, 2004.

Understanding concerning drug interdiction and other operations effected by exchange of notes dated May 22 and 28, 1992. Terminated June 29, 2004.

Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Bahamas concerning a cooperative shiprider and overflight drug interdiction program, effected by exchange of notes at Nassau May 1 & 6, 1996; entered into force May 6, 1996. Terminated June 29, 2004.

3. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Barbados concerning cooperation in the suppressing illicit maritime drug trafficking, signed at Bridgetown June 25, 1997; entered into force October 11, 1998. TIAS , 1997 U.S.T. LEXIS 5.

4. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Belize concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at Belmopan December 23, 1992; entered into force December 23, 1992. TIAS 11914. Amended by a Protocol signed at Belmopan April 25, 2000; entered into force April 25, 2000. TIAS .

5. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Colombia to suppress illicit traffic by sea, signed at Bogota February 20, 1997; entered into force February 20, 1997. TIAS .

6. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic, signed at San Jose December 1, 1998; entered into force November 19, 1999. Amended by the Protocol signed at San Jose July 2, 1999; entered into force on November 19, 1999. TIAS .

7. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Dominica concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at Roseau April 19, 1995; entered into force April 19, 1995. TIAS 12630.

8. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Dominican Republic concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at Santo Domingo March 23, 1995; entered into force March 23, 1995. TIAS 12620. Amended by the Protocol signed at Washington May 20, 2003; entered into force May 20, 2003. TIAS , 2003 U.S.T. LEXIS 31.

9. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Grenada concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at St George’s May 16, 1995; entered into force May 16, 1995. TIAS 12648. Amended by exchange of notes at St. George’s November 26, 1996; entered into force November 26, 1996. TIAS 12648.

10. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by sea and air, signed at Guatemala City June 19, 2003; entered into force October 10, 2003. TIAS .

11. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic by sea and air, signed at Georgetown April 10, 2001; enters into force upon exchange of notes indicating all necessary domestic requirements of each Party have been completed.

12. Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Haiti concerning cooperation to suppress illicit maritime drug traffic, signed at Port au Prince October 17, 1997; entered into force September 5, 2002. TIAS , 1997 U.S.T. LEXIS 128.

13. Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Honduras concerning cooperation for the suppression of illicit maritime traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, signed at Tegucigalpa March 29, 2000; entered into force January 30, 2001. TIAS .

Implementing agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Honduras concerning cooperation for the suppression of illicit maritime traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, signed at Tegucigalpa March 29, 2000; entered into force January 30, 2001. TIAS , 2000 U.S.T. LEXIS 159.

14. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Jamaica concerning cooperation in suppressing illicit maritime drug trafficking, signed at Kingston May 6, 1997; entered into force March 10, 1998. TIAS , 1997 U.S.T. LEXIS 21. Amended by Protocol signed at Kingston February 6, 2004; entered into force February 6, 2004. TIAS , 2004 U.S.T. LEXIS 1.

15. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Malta concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic in narcotic substances and psychotropic substances by sea, signed at Valletta June 16, 2004; enters into force upon exchange of notes indicating all necessary domestic requirements of each Party have been completed.

16. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Nicaragua concerning cooperation to suppress illicit traffic by sea and air, signed at Managua June 1, 2001; entered into force November 15, 2001. TIAS , 2001 U.S.T. LEXIS 63.

17. Arrangement between the Government of the United States and the Government of Panama for Support and Assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard for the National Maritime Service of the Ministry of Government and Justice, signed at Panama March 18, 1991; entered into force March 18, 1991. TIAS 11833.

Supplementary Arrangement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Panama to the Arrangement between the Government of the United States and the Government of Panama for Support and Assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard for the National Maritime Service of the Ministry of Government and Justice, signed at Panama February 5, 2002; entered into force February 5, 2002. TIAS , 2002 U.S.T. LEXIS 51. Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/32859.htm.

18. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis concerning maritime counter-drug operations,

signed at Basseterre April 13, 1995; entered into force April 13, 1995. TIAS . Amended by exchange of notes at Bridgetown and Basseterre June 27, 1996; entered into force June 27, 1996. TIAS .

19. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of St. Lucia concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at Castries April 20, 1995; entered into force April 20, 1995. TIAS . Amended by exchange of notes at Bridgetown and Castries June 5, 1996; entered into force June 5, 1996. TIAS .

20. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at Kingstown and Bridgetown June 29 and July 4, 1995; entered into force July 4, 1995. TIAS 12676.

21. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Suriname concerning cooperation in maritime law enforcement, signed at Paramaribo December 1, 1998; entered into force August 26, 1999. TIAS , 1998 U.S.T. LEXIS 166.

22. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago concerning maritime counter-drug operations, signed at Port of Spain March 4, 1996; entered into force March 4, 1996. TIAS 12732, 1996 U.S.T. LEXIS 59.

23. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to facilitate the interdiction by the Untied States of vessels of the United Kingdom which are suspected of being engaged in trafficking in drugs, effected by exchange of notes at London November 13, 1981; entered into force November 13, 1981. TIAS 10296.

Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning maritime and aerial operations to suppress illicit trafficking by sea in waters of the Caribbean and Bermuda, signed at Washington July 13, 1998; entered into force October 30, 2000. TIAS .

24. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Venezuela to suppress illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by sea, signed at Caracas November 9, 1991; entered into force upon signature. TIAS 11827. Amended by the Protocol signed at Caracas July 23, 1997; entered into force July 23, 1997. TIAS .

Multilateral Agreements

25. United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, done at Vienna December 20, 1988. Entered into force November 11, 1990. 1582 UNTS 165 (1990). Text at http://www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1988_en.pdf. List of the 169 parties at http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaty_adherence.html#1971.

26. Agreement Concerning Co-operation in Suppressing Illicit Maritime and Air Trafficking in Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances in the Caribbean Area, opened for signature at San Jose April 10, 2003. The Agreement will enter into force 30 days after 5 States have consented to be bound. The United States signed the Agreement definitively, with a declaration, on April 10, 2003; Jamaica signed definitively on October 15, 2003. Signatures subject to ratification: Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Netherlands, Nicaragua.

MOUs

1. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Government of the British Virgin Islands, concerning maritime narcotics interdiction operations, signed at Tortola February 6, 1990. Amended by exchange of notes on December 2 and 10, 1992. Terminated October 30, 2000.

2. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland including the Government of the Turks & Caicos Islands (the Government of the United Kingdom), the Government of the Bahamas (the Government of the Bahamas) and the Government of the United States of America (the Government of the United States), signed at Washington July 12, 1990.

3. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the deployment of United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachments on Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships in the waters of the Caribbean and Bermuda, signed at Washington June 23, 1999; amended by exchange of notes signed in London and Washington October 29, 2004.

4. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium concerning the deployment of United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachments on Belgian Navy vessels in the waters of the Caribbean Sea, signed at Washington March 1, 2001.

FOL/CSL AGREEMENTS

1. Agreement of Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador concerning United States access to and use of installations at the Ecuadorian Air Force Base in Manta for aerial counter-narcotics activities, signed at Quito November 12, 1999; entered into force November 17, 1999. TIAS .

2. Agreement of Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador concerning United States access to and use of facilities at the International Airport of El Salvador for aerial counter-narcotics activities, signed at San Salvador March 31, 2000; entered into force

August 23, 2000. TIAS , 2000 U.S.T. LEXIS 134.

3. Agreement of Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Kingdom of the Netherlands concerning access to and use of facilities in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba for aerial counter-narcotics activities, signed at Oranjestad, Aruba, March 2, 2000. Provisionally applied from April 1, 2000. Entered into force November 2, 2001. TIAS , 2000 U.S.T. LEXIS 157.

MARITIME MIGRATION

1. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of The Bahamas concerning cooperation in maritime law enforcement, signed at Nassau June 29, 2004; entered into force June 29, 2004. TIAS .

2. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Dominican Republic Concerning Maritime Migration Law Enforcement, signed at Washington May 20, 2003; entered into force May 20, 2003. TIAS , 2003 U.S.T. LEXIS 32. .

PSI SHIPBOARDING

1. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Belize Concerning Cooperation to Suppress the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Their Delivery Systems, and Related Materials by Sea, and note, signed at Washington, August 4, 2005, enters into force upon an exchange of notes indicating that the necessary internal procedures of each Party have been completed. Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/50809.htm.

2. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Croatia Concerning Cooperation to Suppress the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Their Delivery Systems, and Related Materials by Sea, signed at Washington, June 1, 2005, enters into force on the date of the last written notification through diplomatic channels by which the Parties inform each other that the necessary internal procedures of each Party for its entry into force have been completed. Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/47086.htm.

3. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Cyprus Concerning Cooperation to Suppress the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Their Delivery Systems, and Related Materials by Sea, signed at Washington, July 25, 2005, enters into force upon an exchange of notes indicating that the internal procedures of each Party necessary for its entry into force have been completed. Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/50274.htm.

4. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Liberia Concerning Cooperation to Suppress the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Their Delivery Systems, and Related Materials by Sea, signed at Washington February 11, 2004, applied provisionally from February 11, 2004; entered into force December 8, 2004. TIAS . Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/32403.htm.

5. Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Concerning Cooperation to Suppress the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Their Delivery Systems, and Related Materials by Sea, signed at Honolulu August 13, 2004, applied provisionally from August 13, 2004; entered into force November 24, 2004. TIAS . Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/35237.htm.

6. Amendment to the Supplementary Arrangement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Panama to the Arrangement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Panama for Support and Assistance from the United States Coast Guard for the National Mairtime Service of the Ministry of Government and Justice, signed at Washington, May 12, 2004, applied provisionally from May 12, 2004; entered into force December 1, 2004. TIAS . [See bilateral maritime counter-narcotics agreements number 17 above.] Text at http://www.state.gov/t/np/trty/32858.htm.



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