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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12964

 

 

CONSULS

 

 

 

Protocol Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and IRELAND

 

Amending the Convention of May 1, 1950,
as Amended


Signed at Washington June 16, 1998

 

 

 

 


 

 


NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
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treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
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United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”


 

 

 

 

IRELAND

Consuls

Protocol amending the convention of May 1, 1950, as amended.
Signed at Washington June 16, 1998;
Transmitted by the President of the United States of America
to the Senate September 5, 2000 (Treaty Doc. 106-43,
106th Congress, 2d Session);
Reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
September 27, 2000 (Senate Executive Report No. 106-20,
106th Congress, 2d Session);
Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate
October 18, 2000;
Ratified by the President December 23, 2000;
Entered into force March 27, 2002.

PROTOCOL
AMENDING THE 1950 CONSULAR CONVENTION
BETWEEN
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND
IRELAND
The United States of America and Ireland,
Considering that it has become advisable to extend in certain respects the Consular
Convention which was agreed at Dublin on May 1, 1950,
Have decided to conclude a Protocol No. 2, amending the Consular Convention and agree
as follows:
2
ARTICLE I
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 13(5)(a) of the Convention, the relief from
the burden of taxation given under the Convention can be extended to include relief from
taxes for which the consular officer or employee can be charged, but in respect of which
he or she would not be the person legally liable, in the absence of such relief.
ARTICLE 2
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 13(5)(b)(iv) of the Convention, the relief
from the burden of taxation given under the Convention can be extended to include relief
from taxes on transactions.
ARTICLE 3
Unless provided otherwise in this Protocol, the relief referred to in Articles 1 and 2
shall be as follows:
(1) The Embassy and the career Consulates of the United States of America
located in the territory of Ireland shall be exempt from or be refunded all
identifiable national, regional and municipal taxes whether or not
incorporated in the price of goods or services supplied for official use.
(2) United States diplomatic agents and administrative and technical staff of
the Embassy, and consular officers and consular employees of the career
Consulates of the United States of America located in the territory of
Ireland (with the exception of persons who are nationals of or permanently
resident in Ireland) shall be exempt from or be refunded all identifiable
national, regional and municipal taxes whether or not incorporated in the
price of goods or services supplied for official or personal use.
(3) The Embassy and the career Consulates of Ireland located in the territory
of the United States of America shall be exempt from all identifiable
federal, state and municipal taxes on the purchase or sale of goods and
services supplied for official use.
(4) Irish diplomatic agents and administrative and technical staff of the
Embassy, and consular officers and consular employees of the career
3
Consulates of Ireland located in the territory of the United States of
America (with the exception of persons who are nationals of or
permanently resident in the United States) shall be exempt from all
identifiable federal, state and municipal taxes on the purchase or sale of
goods and services supplied for official or personal use.
2. Where a person qualifies for relief under subparagraphs (2) or (4) of Article 3.1,
the relief shall also apply, in like manner, to members of their families forming part
of their respective households.
ARTICLE 4
The Contracting Parties agree that a special reciprocal administrative arrangement will
apply in respect of relief of taxation on motor vehicles.
ARTICLE 5
This Protocol is without prejudice to the position of the Parties regarding their
respective interpretations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April
1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 24 April 1963. The grant of
tax exemption in the United States accorded by this Protocol shall have the same scope as
the grant of tax exemption accorded by the United States in implementation of the said
Vienna Conventions.
ARTICLE 6
This Protocol shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after both Contracting Parties
have been notified that the respective domestic requirements for its entry into force have
been completed.
ARTICLE 7
This Protocol shall continue in force until either Contracting Party shall have given to
the other six months notice of termination.
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ARTICLE 8
This Protocol and the Convention and the Protocol of 1952 shall be construed and read
together as one document.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised by their respective
Governments, have signed this Protocol.
DONE at Washington, in duplicate, this sixteenth day of June, 1998, in the English
language, the text being authentic.
FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: FOR IRELAND:

 

 

 

 



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