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Entered into force December 27, 1945.

The Agreement entered into force on December 27, 1945, after being signed on behalf of governments having sixty-five percent of the total of the quotas set forth in Schedule A to the Agreement and when instruments of acceptance were deposited on behalf of those governments. For each government that signs the Agreement after that date, the Agreement enters into force for that government on the date of deposit of its instrument of acceptance (Article XX, sections 1 and 2).

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