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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13147

 

 

PEACE CORPS

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and GEORGIA

 

Signed at Tbilisi April 24, 2001

 

 

 

 


 

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.”

 

GEORGIA

Peace Corps


Agreement signed at Tbilisi April 24, 2001;
Entered into force August 14, 2003.

Agreement between the Government of the United States and the
Government of Georgia on the Peace Corps Program
Preamble
Whereas the Government of the United States of America (hereafter "the
United States") and the Government (Executive Power) of Georgia
(hereafter "Georgia") recognize the importance of developing mutually
advantageous relationships and cooperation between their countries; and
Whereas the Peace Corps is an agency of the United States that provides
technical assistance to, and promotes international understanding and
friendship with, interested nations outside of the United States by sending
qualified United States citizens to live and perform volunteer work in such
interested nations (hereafter "Peace Corps Volunteers"); and
Whereas Georgia has expressed its interest in receiving Peace Corps
Volunteers;
Now, therefore, the United States and Georgia have agreed as follows:
ARTICLE I
1. The United States shall furnish such Peace Corps Volunteers as may
be requested by Georgia and approved by the United States to perform
mutually agreed tasks in Georgia.
2. The Volunteers shall work under the immediate supervision of
Governmental and private organizations in Georgia designated by the
two parties.
3. The United States shall provide training to enable the Volunteers to
perform their tasks in the most effective manner.
4. Georgia will provide financial or other contributions or assistance as
the two parties may agree.
ARTICLE II
1. Georgia shall accord equitable treatment to the Volunteers and the
personnel performing functions under contract with the Peace Corps
and their dependents and property; accord them and their property full
aid and protection, including treatment no less favorable than that
accorded generally to nationals of the United States residing in
Georgia; and fully inform, consult, and cooperate with representatives
of the United States with respect to all matters concerning them.
2. Georgia shall exempt the Volunteers and persons performing
functions under contract with the Peace Corps who are not citizens or
permanent residents of Georgia from all taxes on payments that they
receive to defray their living costs, on income derived from their
Peace Corps work, and on income from other sources outside
Georgia; from all customs duties or other charges on their personal
property introduced into Georgia for their own use; and from all other
taxes or other charges (including immigration/visa fees), except
license fees. Georgia shall issue residence permits and visas
(including multiple-entry visas), without fee or other charge, to
Volunteers and persons performing functions under contract with the
Peace Corps.
ARTICLE III
1. The United States shall provide the Volunteers, the Peace Corps
representative, and staff of the representative with such limited
quantities of equipment and supplies as the two parties may consider
necessary to enable the Volunteers to perform their tasks effectively.
2. Georgia shall exempt from all taxes (including Value-Added Taxes),
customs duties, and other charges all equipment, supplies, and other
goods and services introduced into or acquired in Georgia by the
United States, or any contractor financed by it, for use hereunder.
ARTICLE IV
1. Georgia shall grant the Peace Corps representative and such staff of
the representative (including employees and contractor personnel as
designated by the representative) and members of their families
forming part of their households, status equivalent to that accorded
administrative and technical staff personnel of the Diplomatic Mission
of the United States, except they shall not be accorded immunities.
2. To enable the United States to discharge its responsibilities under this
agreement, Georgia shall receive a Peace Corps representative and
such staff of the representative (including employees and contractor
personnel as designated by the Peace Corps representative), and
members of their families forming part of their households, as are
acceptable to Georgia. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other
agreement, Georgia shall exempt such persons, and members of their
families forming part of their households, who are not citizens or
permanent residents of Georgia from all taxes on income derived from
their Peace Corps work or other sources outside Georgia, from all
customs duties and other charges on their personal property
introduced into Georgia for their own use; and from all other taxes or
other charges (including immigration/visa fees), except license fees.
3. Georgia shall issue residence permits and visas (including multiple-
entry visas), without fee or other charge, to the Peace Corps
representative, staff, and individuals performing functions under this
agreement, and members of their families forming part of their
households.
ARTICLE V
1. Georgia shall exempt from investment and deposit requirements and
currency controls all funds introduced into Georgia for use in
accordance with this agreement by the United States or contractors
financed by it. Such funds shall be convertible into the currency of
Georgia at the highest rate that is not unlawful in Georgia.
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ARTICLE VI
1. Appropriate representatives of the two parties may from time to time
make such arrangements with respect to Peace Corps Volunteers and
Peace Corps programs in Georgia as appear necessary or desirable for
the purpose of implementing this agreement.
2. Any disputes arising under this agreement shall be resolved amicably
by the two parties.
ARTICLE VII
The undertakings of each party herein are subject to the availability of
funds.
ARTICLE VIII
This agreement may be amended from time to time by mutual consent
of the two parties. In the event of a conflict between this agreement
and a future agreement regarding cooperation to facilitate assistance,
this agreement shall prevail concerning the Peace Corps program.
ARTICLE IX
This agreement shall enter into force when it is 1) signed by
representatives of the United States and Georgia and 2) ratified by the
Parliament of Georgia and shall remain in force until ninety days after
the date of the written notification from either party to the other of its
intention to terminate the agreement.
Done at Tbilisi, Georgia on April 24, 2001
In duplicate in the English and Georgian languages, each text being
equally authentic.
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For the Government of the
For the Government
United States of America: of Georgia:



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