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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13121

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and ESTONIA

Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Tallinn September 25 and
October 20, 2000

 

 

 


 

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
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
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
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

ESTONIA

Employment

Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Tallinn September 25 and
October 20, 2000;
Entered into force November 22, 2000.

EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
No. 127
The Embassy of the United State of America
presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Government of Estonia, and has the
honor to propose that, on reciprocal basis, dependents
of the official employees of the United States
Government assigned to official duty in Estonia and
dependents of employees of the Estonian Government
assigned to official duty in the United States be
authorized to be employed in the receiving country.
For the purpose of this agreement,
"Dependents" shall mean: Spouses; Unmarried
dependent children under 21 years of age; Unmarried
dependent children under 23 years of age who are in
full-time attendance as students at a post-secondary
educational institution; and unmarried children who
are physically or mentally disabled.
For the purpose of this agreement, official
employees shall mean diplomatic agents, consular
officers, and members of support staffs, assigned to
diplomatic missions, consular offices and missions to
international organizations.
In the case of dependents who seek and accept
employment in Estonia, the request shall be made by
the United States Embassy in Tallinn Estonia to the
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the
processing of the official request, the United States
Embassy will be informed that the dependent may seek
and accept employment.
In the case of dependents who seek and accept
employment in the United States, an official request
must be made by the Embassy of Estonia in Washington
to the office of Protocol in the Department of State.
After the processing of the official request, the
Estonian Embassy will be informed that the dependent
may seek and accept employment.
The Government of the United States and the
Government of Estonia wish to confirm their
understanding that dependents who obtain employment
under this agreement and who have immunity from the
jurisdiction of the receiving state in accordance with
the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or the
Conventions on the Privileges on Immunities of the
United Nations, or any other applicable international
agreement, have no immunity from civil or
administrative jurisdiction with respect to matters
arising out of such employment. Such dependents are
also responsible for payment of income and social
security taxes on any remuneration received as a
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result of employment in the receiving state.
Dependents continue to enjoy all other privileges and
immunities to which they are entitled.
The Embassy of the United States further proposes
that, if these provisions are acceptable to the
Government of Estonia, this Note and Government of
Estonia's affirmative Note in reply concurring therein
shall constitute agreement between the two
governments, which shall enter into force upon a final
exchange of diplomatic notes confirming that the
internal procedures or entry into force have been
fulfilled by both parties.
This agreement shall remain in force until ninety
days after the date of written notification from
either government to the other of intention to
terminate.
The Embassy of the United States of America
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
the assurances of its highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America,
Tallinn, September 25, 2000
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Estonia
NO. 7-2/14074
NOTE VERBALE
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia present their
compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America, and have the honour to
acknowledge the receipt of the Embassy's Note nr. 127 from September 25, 2000, which
reads as follows:
"The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the Ministry
of the Foreign Affairs of the Government of Estonia, and has the honor to propose that,
on reciprocal basis, dependents of the official employees of the United States
Government assigned to official duty in Estonia and dependents of employees of the
Estonian Government assigned to official duty in the United States be authorized to be
employed in the receiving country.
For the purpose of this agreement,
"Dependents" shall mean: Spouses; Unmarried dependent children under 21 years of age;
Unmarried dependent children under 23 years of age who are in full-time attendance as
students at a post-secondary educational institution; and unmarried children who are
physically or mentally disabled.
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Embassy of the United States of America
TALLINN
For the purpose of this agreement, official employees shall mean diplomatic agents,
consular officers, and members of support staffs, assigned to diplomatic missions,
consular offices and missions to international organizations.
In the case of dependents who seek and accept employment in Estonia, the request shall
be made by the United States Embassy in the Republic of Estonia to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia. After the processing of the official request,
the United States Embassy will be informed that the dependent may seek and accept
employment.
In the case of dependents who seek and accept employment in the United States, an
official request must be made by the Embassy of Estonia in Washington to the Office of
Protocol in the Department of State. After the processing of the official request, the
Estonian Embassy will be informed that the dependent may seek and accept employment.

The Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the United States
wish to confirm their understanding that dependents who obtain employment under this
agreement and who have immunity from the jurisdiction of the receiving state in
accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or the Convention on
the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, or any other applicable international
agreement, have no immunity from civil or administrative jurisdiction with respect to
matters arising out of such employment. Such dependents are also responsible for
payment of income and social security taxes on any remuneration received as result of
employment in the receiving state. Dependents continue to enjoy all other privileges and
immunities to which they are entitled.
.../3
The Embassy of the United States further proposes that, if these provisions are acceptable
to the Government of Estonia, this Note and Government of Estonia's affirmative Note in
reply concurring therein shall constitute an agreement between the two governments,
which shall enter into force upon a final exchange of diplomatic notes confirming that the
internal procedures of entry into force have been fulfilled by both parties.
This agreement shall remain in force until ninety days after the date of the written
notification from either Government to the other of intention to terminate."
The Ministry have the honour to confirm on behalf of the Government of the Republic of
Estonia, that the Embassy's Note and this reply shall constitute an agreement between the
two governments.
The Ministry would like to inform the Embassy, that the Government of the Republic of
Estonia has, by Government Order nr 809-k from October 18, 2000, adopted the text of
the agreement. Therefore, the Republic of Estonia has fulfilled all the internal procedures
required for entry into force of the said agreement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia avail themselves of this
opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the Unites States of America in Tallinn the
assurances of their highest consideration.
Tallinn, October 20, 2000



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