TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12898
Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Amending the Arrangement of
June 4 and 12, 1980
Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Ottawa October 3 and
November 13, 1997
NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—
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Agreement amending the arrangement of June 4 and 12, 1980.
Effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Ottawa October 3 and November 13, 1997;
Entered into force November 13, 1997.
EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AM ERICA
The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and has the honor to refer to the Department's Note no. XDC-1130, April 1, 1997, and the Embassy Note no. 247, July 24, 1996, which concern the reciprocal employment agreement of 1980. As stated in Note no. 247, the Embassy of the United States proposes that the agreement be amended to provide that, as of the effective date of this amendment, a dependent covered by the 1980 agreement including all preclearance personnel of the United States and of Canada will not be required to hold an offer of employment in order to obtain the appropriate documents authorizing employment in the receiving state.
The Embassy of the United States further proposes that, if the above is acceptable to the Government of Canada, this note and the Department's reply shall constitute an amendment to the 1980 agreement, which shall enter into force on the date of the Department's reply.
The Embassy renews to the Department the assurances of its highest
Embassy of the United States of America,
Ottawa, October 3, 1997
Department of Foreign Affairs Ministère des Affaires étrangeres
and International Trade et du Commerce international
NOTE NO. XDC-1895
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America and has the honour to refer to its Note number 474 of 3 October 1997, concerning the reciprocal employment agreement of 1980.
The Department is pleased to approve the amendment to the 1980 agreement which would remove the requirement to obtain/hold an offer of employment in order to obtain the appropriate documents authorizing employment in the receiving state.
This amendment will covers all dependents under the 1980 agreement including dependents of Embassy personnel, consular post personnel and pre-clearance officials.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of America the assurances of its highest consideration.
OTTAWA, 13 November 1997