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December

MULTILATERAL

Aviation, Civil
Protocol on the authentic quadrilingual text of the convention on international civil aviation (Chicago, 1944), with annex. Done at Montreal Sept. 30, 1977. Treaty Doc. Ex. O, 96th Cong., 1st Sess.
Entry into force of the protocol: Sept. 16, 1999

Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Done at New York Oct. 26, 1956. Entered into force July 29, 1957. TIAS 3873; 276 UNTS 3; 8 UST 1093.
Acceptance: Angola, Nov. 9, 1999

BILATERAL

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Sarajevo Aug. 19, 1999. Entered into force Oct. 21, 1999.

Brazil
Arrangement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in [nuclear] regulatory and safety research matters, with addenda. Signed at Vienna Sept. 30, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 30, 1999.

Colombia
Agreement regarding mutual [customs] assistance. Signed at Miami Sept. 21, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 21, 1999.

Costa Rica
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at San Jose May 8, 1997. Entered into force Oct. 15, 1999.

Honduras
Agreement regarding the reduction, consolidation, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Tegucigalpa Aug. 23, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 27, 1999.

Indonesia
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Washington Sept. 1, 1999. Entered into force Oct. 22, 1999.

Italy
Arrangement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters, with addendum. Signed at Vienna Sept. 28, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 28, 1999.

Japan
Agreement concerning the acquisition by the Government of Japan of remote sensing parts and components and related information for the indigenous development of an Information Gathering Satellite System. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Sept. 29, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 29, 1999.

Agreement concerning cooperation on anticompetitive activities. Signed at Washington Oct. 7, 1999. Entered into force Oct. 7, 1999.

Mozambique
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Maputo Sept. 23, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 23, 1999.

Spain
Agreement extending the agreement of Jan. 29, 1964, as amended and extended (TIAS 5533, 5896, 10717; 15 UST 153, 16 UST 1710), for a tracking and data acquisition station. Effected by exchange of notes at Madrid Jan. 29, 1999. Entered into force Oct. 19, 1999.

United Kingdom
Memorandum of understanding for the Joint Anti-Armor Weapon System (JAAWS) Project. Signed at Quantico and Abbey Wood Sept. 20 and Oct. 1, 1999. Entered into force Oct. 1, 1999.


November

MULTILATERAL

Aviation
Protocol for the suppression of unlawful acts of violence at airports serving international civil aviation, supplementary to the convention of Sept. 23, 1971, for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of civil aviation. Done at Montreal Feb. 24, 1988. Entered into force Aug. 6, 1989; for the U.S. Nov. 18, 1994. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 100-19, 100th Cong., 2nd Sess. Accession: Mongolia, Sept. 22, 1999.

BILATERAL

Brazil
Agreement for cooperation concerning peaceful uses of nuclear energy, with annex and agreed minute. Signed at Brasilia Oct. 14, 1997. Entered into force Sept. 15, 1999.

Agreement extending the agreement of July 8, 1987, as extended, relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Brasilia June 21 and 25, 1999. Entered into force June 25, 1999; effective July 8, 1999.

China
Protocol to the agreement of September 17, 1980, as amended, [TIAS 10326, TIAS 12448] relating to civil air transport. Signed at Washington Apr. 8, 1999. Entered into force Aug. 25, 1999.

Iceland
Agreement amending and extending the memorandum of understanding of Jan. 28 and Apr. 9, 1982, as amended and extended, for scientific and technical cooperation in earth sciences. Signed at Reston and Reykjavik June 9 and July 8, 1999. Entered into force July 8, 1999; effective Apr. 9, 1998.

Japan
Agreement concerning a program for the cooperative research on ballistic missile defense technologies. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Aug. 16, 1999. Entered into force Aug. 16, 1999.

Agreement amending the agreement of Apr. 15, 1996, concerning reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies and services between the Armed Forces of the United States of America and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan, with annex. Signed at Tokyo Apr. 28, 1998. Entered into force Sept. 25, 1999.

NATO AEW&C Programme Management Organization (NAPMO) Memorandum of agreement concerning cooperative projects for the E-3 Aircraft, with annex. Signed at Washington and Brunssum Aug. 10 and 30, 1999. Entered into force Aug. 30, 1999.

Nicaragua
Memorandum of agreement for the provision of assistance in developing and modernizing Nicaragua's civil aviation infrastructure. Signed at Washington and Managua Apr. 29 and Aug. 30, 1999. Entered into force Aug. 30, 1999.

Paraguay
Memorandum of understanding concerning the operation of a seismic monitoring station in Paraguay. Signed at Asuncion Sept. 13, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 13, 1999.

Romania
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Washington July 15, 1998. Entered into force Aug. 19, 1999.

Spain
Agreement for the promotion of aviation safety. Signed at Washington Sept. 23, 1999. Entered into force Sept. 23, 1999.

Suriname
Agreement concerning cooperation in maritime law enforcement. Signed at Paramaribo Dec. 31, 1998. Entered into force Aug. 26, 1999.

Uganda
Agreement regarding the reduction and reorganization of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its Agency, with annexes. Signed at Kampala June 22, 1999. Entered into force Aug. 19, 1999.


October

MULTILATERAL

Fisheries
Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program, with annexes. Done at Washington May 21, 1998. Entered into force February 15, 1999.
Ratification and entry into force: Venezuela, September 29, 1999; Nicaragua, October 1, 1999

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement on the status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Representatives, and International Staff. Done at Ottawa September 20, 1951. Entered into force May 18, 1954. TIAS 2992; 5 UST 1087; 200 UNTS 3.
Signature, ratification, and entry into force: Poland, September 21, 1999.

Agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the Status of their forces. Done at London June 19, 1951. Entered into force August 23, 1953. TIAS 2846; 4 UST 1792; 199 UNTS 67.

Protocol on the status of International Military Headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty. Done at Paris August 28, 1952. Entered into force April 10, 1954. TIAS 2978; 5 UST 870; 200 UNTS 340.

NATO agreement on the communication of technical information for defense purposes. Done at Brussels October 19, 1970. Entered into force February 7, 1971. TIAS 7064; 22 UST 347; 800 UNTS 5.

Agreement for the mutual safeguarding of secrecy of inventions relating to defense and for which applications for patents have been made. Done at Paris September 21, 1960. TIAS 4672; 12 UST 43; 394 UNTS 3.

Agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty for the security of information. Done at Brussels March 6, 1997. Entered into force August 16, 1998.
Accession: Poland, September 21, 1999.
Entry into force: October 21, 1999.

BILATERAL

Australia
Agreement concerning defense communications services, with annexes. Signed at Washington October 14 and 30, 1998. Entered into force July 13, 1999.

China
Memorandum of understanding concerning settlement of claims relating to deaths, injuries or losses suffered by Chinese personnel as a result of the U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, with annex. Signed at Beijing July 30, 1999. Entered into force July 30, 1999.

Ethiopia
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Addis Ababa August 31 and September 2, 1999. Entered into force September 2, 1999.

Georgia
Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the furnishing of defense articles, related training, and other defense services from the United States of America to the Government of Georgia. Effected by exchange of notes at Tbilisi June 4 and July 15, 1999. Entered into force July 15, 1999.

Greece
Agreement extending the air transport agreement of July 31, 1991, as extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Athens July 20 and 26, 1999. Entered into force July 26, 1999.

Honduras
Special objective grant agreement for the Hurricane Reconstruction Program (HRP), with annex. Signed at Tegucigalpa June 9, 1999. Entered into force June 9, 1999.

Agreement amending the special objective grant agreement of June 9, 1999 for the Hurricane Reconstruction Program (HRP). Signed at Tegucigalpa July 30, 1999. Entered into force July 30, 1999.

Agreement regarding the reduction, consolidation, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Tegucigalpa August 23, 1999. Entered into force September 27, 1999.

Japan
Protocol amending and extending the agreement of June 20, 1988, as extended, on cooperation in research and development in science and technology. Signed at Washington July 16, 1999. Entered into force July 20, 1999.

Latvia
Agreement between the U.S. and Latvia regarding mutual assistance between their customs administrations. Signed at Washington April 17, 1998. Entered into force July 23, 1999.

Mexico
Memorandum of cooperation in epidemiology. Signed at Mexico City June 4, 1999. Entered into force June 4, 1999.

Russia
Agreement amending the agreement of September 2, 1993, as amended and extended, concerning the provision of material, services, and training relating to the construction of a safe, secure, and ecologically sound storage facility for fissile material derived from the destruction of nuclear weapons. Signed at Moscow and Washington May 21 and 26, 1999. Entered into force May 26, 1999.

Turkmenistan
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Ashgabat July 15 and 20, 1999. Entered into force July 20, 1999.

Uganda
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Kampala October 8, 1998 and June 18, 1999. Entered into force June 18, 1999.

Ukraine
Agreement extending the agreement of December 18, 1993, as amended, concerning development of state systems of control, accounting, and physical protection of nuclear materials to promote the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation from Ukraine. Signed at Kiev July 7, 1999. Entered into force July 7, 1999; effective December 18, 1998.

Agreement amending the agreement of December 5, 1993, as amended, concerning the provision of material, services, and related training to Ukraine in connection with the elimination of strategic nuclear arms. Signed at Khmelnitsky July 10, 1999. Entered into force July 10, 1999.

Zambia
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Lusaka June 23, 1999. Entered into force July 2, 1999.


September

BILATERAL

Azerbaijan
Agreement concerning the acquisition and retention of diplomatic and consular properties in the United States of America and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Signed at Baku Mar. 5 and Apr. 21, 1999. Entered into force June 8, 1999.

Canada
Agreement relating to and amending Annexes I and IV of the treaty concerning Pacific salmon of Jan. 28, 1985, with attachments. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington June 30, 1999. Entered into force June 30, 1999.

Chile
Agreement extending the basic agreement of May 14, 1992 relating to scientific and technological cooperation, with annexes. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington May 5 and June 22, 1999. Entered into force June 22, 1999.

Ecuador
Agreement continuing air transport services in accordance with the terms of the agreement of Sept. 26, 1986, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Quito May 20 and July 1, 1999. Entered into force July 1, 1999.

Egypt
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Washington July 1, 1999. Entered into force July 1, 1999.

Implementing arrangement for cooperation in energy technology. Signed at Washington July 1, 1999. Entered into force July 1, 1999.

Estonia
Agreement extending the agreement of June 1, 1992, as extended, concerning fisheries off the coasts of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes at Tallinn Mar. 10 and June 11, 1998. Entered into force June 21, 1999; effective June 30, 1998.

Guatemala
Agreement concerning cooperation in the promotion and development of civil aviation. Signed at Washington and Guatemala May 26 and June 11, 1999. Entered into force June 11, 1999.

Hungary
Agreement extending the annex to the air transport agreement of July 12, 1989, as extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Apr. 29 and June 29, 1999. Entered into force June 29, 1999.

Iceland
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement concerning global geospatial information and services cooperation, with annexes. Signed at Bethesda and Reykjavik June 7 and July 1, 1999. Entered into force July 1, 1999.

Ireland
Agreement on technical cooperation in civil aviation matters. Signed at Dublin June 11, 1999. Entered into force June 11, 1999.

Japan
Agreement concerning a program for the cooperative research of Shallow Water Acoustic Technology (SWAT). Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo June 18, 1999. Entered into force June 18, 1999.

Agreement concerning a cash contribution by Japan for administrative and related expenses arising from implementation of the mutual defense agreement. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo June 29, 1999. Entered into force June 29, 1999.

Korea
Agreement relating to scientific and technical cooperation, with annexes. Signed at Washington July 2, 1999. Entered into force July 2, 1999; effective Apr. 29, 1999.

Lithuania
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement concerning global geospatial information and services cooperation, with annexes. Signed at Vilnius June 11, 1999. Entered into force June 11, 1999.

Mongolia
Agreement concerning the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Ulaanbaatar Mar. 24 and Apr. 5, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 5, 1999.

Russia
Agreement extending the agreement of May 31, 1988 on mutual fisheries relations (TIAS 11442), as amended and extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Moscow July 28 and Nov. 23, 1998. Entered into force June 18, 1999; effective Dec. 31, 1998.

South Africa
Agreement regarding the status of military personnel and civilian employees of the U.S. Department of Defense who may be present in the Republic of South Africa in connection with mutually agreed exercises and activities. Effected by exchange of notes at Pretoria Apr. 9 and June 10, 1999. Entered into force June 10, 1999.

Sri Lanka
Agreement concerning a full and final settlement of the commercial dispute between Evans International Ltd. Co. and Centrepoint Colombo Ltd., Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka, and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka relating to reconstruction of the Colombo financial district. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington June 7, 1999. Entered into force June 7, 1999.

Turkey
Agreement extending the agreement of June 14, 1994 relating to scientific and technological cooperation. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington May 28 and June 21, 1999. Entered into force June 21, 1999; effective June 14, 1999.

United Arab Emirates
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Abu Dhabi June 6, 1999. Entered into force June 6, 1999.

United Nations
Agreement extending the agreement of Oct. 18, 1994, as amended and extended, for the contribution of personnel to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Effected by exchange of letters at New York June 24 and 25, 1999. Entered into force June 25, 1999.


August

MULTILATERAL

Aviation
Protocol on the Authentic Quadrilingual text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944. Done at Montreal Sept. 28, 1977.
Acceptance: Jordan, July 19, 1999.

Protocol on the Authentic Six-Language text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944. Done at Montreal Oct. 1, 1998.
Acceptance: Brazil, July 16, 1999.

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.

Additional Protocol to the Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force June 1, 1996.

Further additional Protocol to the Agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels Dec. 19, 1997. Entered into force Apr.l 15, 1999.
Ratification: Denmark, July 8, 19991
Entry into force for Denmark: Aug. 7, 1999

BILATERAL

Israel
Agreement amending the land lease and purchase agreement for construction of diplomatic facilities of Jan. 18, 1989, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Mar. 26 and May 11, 1999. Entered into force May 11, 1999; effective January 18, 1999.

Japan
Protocol extending the agreement of June 20, 1988, as extended, on cooperation in research and development in science and technology. Signed at Washington May 19, 1999. Entered into force May 20, 1999.

Mexico
Agreement amending Annex II (TIAS 11269) of the agreement of Aug. 14, 1983 for the protection and improvement of the environment in the border area (TIAS 10827). Effected by exchange of notes at Mexico City June 4, 1999. Entered into force June 4, 1999.

Wildfire protection agreement for the common border. Signed at Mexico June 4, 1999. Entered into force June 4, 1999.

New Zealand
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington May 18 and 21, 1999. Entered into force May 21, 1999.

Nicaragua
Agreement amending the agreement of Oct. 20, 1998 regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies. Effected by exchange of notes at Managua Apr. 9 and May 19, 1999. Entered into force May 19, 1999.

Philippines
Agreement regarding the treatment of United States armed forces visiting the Philippines. Signed at Manila Feb. 10, 1998. Entered into force June 1, 1999.

Agreement regarding the treatment of Republic of Philippines personnel visiting the United States. Signed at Manila Oct. 9, 1998. Entered into force June 1, 1999.

Sierra Leone
Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the furnishing of defense articles, related training, and other defense services to the Government of Sierra Leone. Effected by exchange of notes at Freetown May 3 and 19, 1999. Entered into force May 19, 1999.

Spain
Acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, with annexes and appendices. Signed at Madrid and Patch Barracks (Germany) May 6 and 19, 1999. Entered into force May 19, 1999.

Ukraine
Agreement concerning peaceful uses of atomic energy, with annex and agreed minute. Signed at Kiev May 6, 1998. Entered into force May 28, 1999.

Uzbekistan
Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the furnishing of defense articles, related training, and other defense services to the Government of Uzbekistan. Effected by exchange of notes at Tashkent Mar. 18 and May 4, 1999. Entered into force May 4, 1999.

Agreement concerning cooperation in the area of demilitarization of chemical weapons associated facilities and the prevention of proliferation of chemical weapons technology. Signed at Tashkent May 25, 1999. Entered into force May 25, 1999.

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1 Not applicable to the Faroe Islands or Greenland.


July

MULTILATERAL

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement among the States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other States participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the Status of their Forces. Done at Brussels June 19, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 13, 1996.
Ratification: United Kingdom, June 22, 19991
Entry into force for the United Kingdom: July 22, 1999

Further additional protocol to the Agreement among the States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other States Participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the Status of their Forces. Done at Brussels Dec. 19, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 15, 1999.
Signature: Czech Republic, Mar. 18, 1999; Romania, June 25, 1999

BILATERAL

Anguilla
Express mail agreement, with detailed regulations. Signed at Anguilla and Washington May 28, 1998 and Jan. 8, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 15, 1999.

China
Implementing accord under the cultural agreement of Jan. 31, 1979 for cultural exchange for the period 1999 through 2002. Signed at Washington May 5, 1999. Entered into force May 5, 1999.

Italy
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of diplomatic agents, consular personnel, and administrative and technical staff. Effected by exchange of notes at Rome June 9, 1997. Entered into force Apr. 30, 1999.

Japan
Protocol extending the agreement of June 20, 1988, as extended, on cooperation in research and development in science and technology. Signed at Washington Mar. 19, 1999. Entered into force Mar. 20, 1999.

Kenya
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Nairobi Dec. 3, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 3, 1998.

Korea
Memorandum of agreement concerning construction, operation, and maintenance of a munitions demilitarization facility (DEFAC) in the Republic of Korea. Signed at Seoul Apr. 21, 1999. Entered into force April 21, 1999.

Malawi
Agreement concerning the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Oct. 29, 1998 and Apr. 16, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 16, 1999.

Netherlands
Agreement concerning the use of facilities in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba for the purpose of conducting counternarcotics detection and monitoring and interdiction missions. Effected by exchange of notes at The Hague Apr. 9 and 13, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 13, 1999.

Norway
Agreement regarding the exchange of engineers and scientists, with annexes. Signed at Washington Jan. 11 and Apr. 15, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 15, 1999.

Pakistan
Agreement amending the air transport agreement of Apr. 10, 1997. Effected by exchange of notes at Islamabad Apr. 12 and 29, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 29, 1999.

Turkey
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the earth sciences. Signed at Reston and Istanbul Feb. 22 and Apr. 2, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 2, 1999.

United Kingdom
Agreement on behalf of the Turks and Caicos Islands relating to investment guaranties. Signed at Washington Apr. 20, 1999. Entered into force Apr. 20, 1999.

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1 With reservation.


June

MULTILATERAL

Fisheries
Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program, with annexes. Done at Washington May 21, 1998. Entered into force February 15, 1999.
Signature: European Community, May 12, 1999.

BILATERAL

Canada
Agreement for the sale of Canada's entitlement to downstream power benefits within the United States, with attachment. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington March 31, 1999. Entered into force March 31, 1999.

Ecuador
Interim agreement concerning the use of facilities in Ecuador to increase aerial detection and control of illegal narcotics trafficking operations. Effected by exchange of notes at Quito March 31 and April 1, 1999. Entered into force April 1, 1999.

European Community
Agreement on mutual recognition, with annexes. Signed at London May 18, 1998. Entered into force December 1, 1998.

Japan
Agreement amending the agreement of March 31, 1989, as amended, concerning acquisition and production in Japan of the SH-60J, UH-60J, and UH-60JA aircraft. Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo March 23, 1999. Entered into force March 23, 1999.

Russian Federation
Agreement concerning cooperation in the promotion and development of civil aviation. Signed at Washington and Moscow February 19 and March 22, 1999. Entered into force March 22, 1999.

Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in seismology and geodynamics, with appendix. Signed at Washington March 24, 1999. Entered into force March 24, 1999.

Protocol to amend the January 14, 1994 air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Moscow April 5, 1999. Entered into force April 5, 1999.

Senegal
Agreement regarding the reduction and reorganization of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Dakar December 17, 1998. Entered into force March 17, 1999.


May

MULTILATERAL

North Atlantic Treaty
Agreement on the status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Representatives and International Staff. Done at Ottawa September 20, 1951. Entered into force May 18, 1954. TIAS 2992; 5 UST 1087; 200 UNTS 3.
Signature: Czech Republic, April 26, 1999.

Further additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels December 19, 1997.
Signatures: Denmark, January 30, 1998; The Netherlands, June 2, 1998; Belgium, November 9, 1998.
Acceptance: The Netherlands, February 24, 1999.1
Ratification: Latvia, April 15, 1999.
Entry into force: April 15, 1999.2

BILATERAL

Colombia
Agreement extending the agreement of October 18, 1996 and July 1, 1997 relating to the air transport agreement of October 24, 1956, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Bogota February 12 and 22, 1999. Entered into force February 22, 1999.

Hungary
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, with appendices. Signed at Washington March 10, 1999. Entered into force March 10, 1999.

Latvia
Agreement extending the agreement of April 8, 1993, as extended, concerning fisheries off the coasts of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes at Riga February 13 and May 23, 1997. Entered into force March 1, 1999.

Mexico
Memorandum of understanding on procedures for cooperation regarding law enforcement activities. Signed at Merida February 15, 1999. Entered into force February 15, 1999.

The Netherlands
Agreement relating to air transport between the Netherlands Antilles and the United States of America, with annexes. Signed at Washington July 14, 1998. Entered into force February 16, 1999.

Nicaragua
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific cooperation in the earth and mapping sciences, with annexes. Signed at Reston and Managua March 4 and 10, 1999. Entered into force March 10, 1999.

Russian Federation
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in seismology and geodynamics, with appendix. Signed at Washington March 24, 1999. Entered into force March 24, 1999.

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1 For the Kingdom in Europe.
2 Not in force for the U.S.


April

MULTILATERAL

Antartica
The Antarctic Treaty. Signed at Washington Dec. 1, 1959. Entered into force June 23, 1961. TIAS 4780; 402 UNTS 71.
Accession: Venezuela, Mar. 24, 1999.

North Atlantic Treaty
North Atlantic Treaty. Done at Washington April 4, 1949. Entered into force Aug. 24, 1949. TIAS 1964; 34 UNTS 243.
Accessions: Czech Republic, Mar. 12, 1999; Hungary, Mar. 12, 1999; Poland,
Mar. 12, 1999.

Pollution
1997 Amendments to Annex I of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships, 1973. Adopted at London Sept. 25, 1997. Entered into force Feb. 1, 1999.

BILATERAL

Antigua and Barbuda
Agreement amending and extending the agreement of Dec. 14, 1977, as amended and extended, regarding United States defense areas and facilities in Antigua, with attachment. Signed at St. John's Jan. 19, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 19, 1999; effective Jan. 1, 1999.

Argentina
Agreement concerning security measures for the protection of classified information. Signed at Washington Jan. 12, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 12, 1999.

Acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, with annex. Signed at Miami and Buenos Aires Jan. 11 and 15, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 15, 1999.

European Community
Agreement on mutual recognition, with annexes. Signed at London May 18, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 1, 1998.

Germany
Supplementary agreement to the agreement of Sept. 19, 1995 concerning final benefits to certain victims of National Socialist measures of persecution. Exchange of notes at Bonn Jan. 25, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 25, 1999.

Agreement for participation in the German Geoscience Space Mission CHAMP. Signed at Washington and Bonn Jan. 28 and Feb. 12, 1999. Entered into force
Feb. 12, 1999.

Italy
Agreement supplementing the air transport agreement of June 22, 1970, as amended. Effected by exchange of notes at Rome Dec. 30, 1998 and Feb. 2, 1999. Entered into force Feb. 2, 1999; effective Apr. 1, 1999.

Korea, Republic of
Agreement extending the agreement of Jan. 6, 1992, as extended, relating to scientific and technical cooperation. Exchange of notes at Washington Jan. 22 and 28, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 28, 1999; effective Jan. 29, 1999.

Latvia
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Riga Jan. 27, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 27, 1999.

Nicaragua
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Managua Oct. 20, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 21, 1998.

Russian Federation
Agreement amending the agreement of July 30, 1992, as amended, concerning the safe, secure, and ecologically sound destruction of chemical weapons. Signed at Washington and Moscow Nov. 6, 1998 and Jan. 14, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 14, 1999.

Agreement extending the agreement of Apr. 3, 1995, as amended, concerning cooperation in nuclear weapons transportation security through provision of material, services, and related training. Signed at Moscow and Washington Dec. 14, 1998 and Jan. 14, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 14, 1999.

Agreement amending the agreement of Apr. 3, 1995, as amended concerning cooperation in nuclear weapons storage security through provision of material, services and related training. Signed at Moscow and Washington Dec. 14, 1998 and Jan. 14, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 14, 1999.

Agreement amending the agreement of Apr. 3, 1995, as amended, concerning cooperation in nuclear weapons storage security through provision of material, services and related training. Signed at Moscow and Washington Dec. 14, 1998 and Jan. 14, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 14, 1999.

Senegal
Agreement relating to employment of dependents of staff members of diplomatic and consular missions. Signed at Dakar Apr. 28, 1998. Entered into force Apr. 28, 1998.

Ukraine
Agreement extending the Protocol of May 10, 1995 to the air transport agreement of 1990, as extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Kiev Dec. 29, 1998 and Jan. 20, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 20, 1999.


March

MULTILATERAL

Aviation, Civil
International air services transit agreement. Done at Chicago Dec. 7, 1944. Entered into force Jan. 30, 1945; for the U.S. Feb. 8, 1945. EAS 487; 59 Stat. 1693.
Acceptance: Guinea, Nov. 5, 1998.

Convention for the suppression of unlawful seizure of aircraft. Done at The Hague Dec. 16, 1970. Entered into force Oct. 14, 1971. TIAS 7192; 22 UST 1641.

Convention for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of civil aviation. Done at Montreal Sept. 23, 1971. Entered into force Jan. 26, 1973. TIAS 7570; 24 UST 564.
Accessions: Belize, June 10, 1998; Western Samoa, July 9, 1998; Burundi, Feb. 11, 1999.

Protocol for the suppression of unlawful acts of violence at airports serving international civil aviation, supplementary to the convention of Sep. 23, 1971 for the suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of civil aviation. Done at Montreal Feb. 24, 1988. Entered into force Aug. 6, 1989; for the U.S. Nov. 18, 1994. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 100-19, 100th Cong., 2nd Sess.
Accessions: Belize, June 10, 1998; Burundi, Feb. 11, 1999.

Fisheries
Agreement on the international dolphin conservation program, with annexes. Done at Washington May 21, 1998.
Signatures: United States, May 21, 1998; Colombia, May 21, 1998; Costa Rica, May 21, 1998; Ecuador, May 21, 1998; Mexico, May 21, 1998; Nicaragua, May 21, 1998; Panama, May 21, 1998; Venezuela, May 21, 1998; Honduras, June 23, 1998; Vanuatu, June 26, 1998; El Salvador, Jan. 22, 1999.1
Acceptance: United States, July 21, 1998.
Ratifications: Panama, Dec. 23, 1998; Ecuador, Feb. 9, 1999; Mexico, Feb. 15, 1999.
Entered into force Feb. 15, 1999.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty for the security of information. Done at Brussels Mar.6, 1997. Entered into force Aug. 16, 1998.
Acceptance: The Netherlands, Feb. 24, 1999.2
Entry into force for The Netherlands Mar. 26, 1999.

Further additional protocol to the agreement among the states parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and the other states participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces. Done at Brussels Dec. 19, 1997.
Acceptance: The Netherlands, Feb. 24, 1999.2

Protocol amending the Security Annex to the Agreement between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty for Co-operation regarding atomic information. Done at Brussels June 2, 1998.
Signature: Norway, Oct. 30, 1998.
Acceptances: Germany, Nov. 20, 1998; Norway, Feb. 22, 1999.

BILATERAL

The Bahamas
Memorandum of agreement for the provision of assistance in developing and modernizing the civil aviation infrastructure of The Bahamas. Signed at Washington and Nassau Dec. 14, 1998 and Jan. 8, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 8, 1999.

Brazil
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the earth sciences. Signed at Reston and Brasilia May 18 and Nov. 4, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 4, 1998.

Cameroon
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Yaounde Nov. 6, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 6, 1998.

Chile
Agreement extending the agreement of Mar. 12 and 13, 1997, regarding air transport services. Effected by exchange of notes at Santiago Dec. 21, 1998 and Jan. 4, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 4, 1999.

Hungary
Agreement regarding the status of the American International School of Budapest. Effected by exchange of notes at Budapest Nov. 30, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 30, 1998.

Korea, Republic of
Agreement extending the agreement of Jan. 6, 1992, as extended, relating to scientific and technical cooperation. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Jan. 22 and 28, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 28, 1999; effective Jan. 29, 1999.

Lebanon
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Antelias Dec. 23, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 23, 1998.

Mexico
Protocol concerning the transmission and reception of signals from satellites for the provision of mobile-satellite services and associated feeder links in the United States and Mexico, with appendix. Signed at Mexico Dec. 21, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 21, 1998.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Tax reimbursement agreement, with annex. Signed at The Hague Feb. 25, 1999. Entered into force Feb. 25, 1999.

Panama
Air transport agreement, as amended by exchange of notes of May 27 and June 10, 1998. Signed at Panama May 8, 1997. Entered into force Dec. 28, 1998.

Philippines
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Manila Jan. 14, 1999. Entered into force Jan. 14, 1999.

Ukraine
Agreement on technology safeguards associated with the launch by Ukraine of U.S.-licensed commercial spacecraft. Signed at Kiev Mar. 6, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 22, 1998.

United Nations
Agreement amending and extending the cooperation service agreement of Oct. 18, 1994, as extended, for the contribution of personnel to the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Effected by exchange of notes at New York Dec. 23 and 24, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 24, 1998.

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1 With declaration.
2 For the Kingdom in Europe.


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MULTILATERAL

Aviation, Civil
Montreal protocol No. 4 to amend the convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air signed at Warsaw on Oct. 12, 1929, as amended by the protocol done at The Hague on Sept. 28, 1955. Done at Montreal Sept. 25, 1975. [Senate] Executive B, 95th Cong., 1st Sess. Enters into force for the U.S. Mar. 4, 1999.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of the Czech Republic. Signed at Brussels Dec. 16, 1997. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 105-36, l05th Cong., 1st Sess.

Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of Hungary. Signed at Brussels Dec. 16, 1997. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 105-36, 105th Cong., 1st Sess.

Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of Poland. Signed at Brussels Dec. 16, 1997. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 105-36, 105th Cong., 1st Sess. Entered into force Dec. 4, 1998.
Acceptances: Netherlands, Dec. 4, 1998; Portugal, Dec. 3, 1998; Turkey, Dec. 3, 1998.

BILATERAL

Benin
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Washington Nov. 30, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 30, 1998.

Cyprus
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Nicosia Nov. 24, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 24, 1998.

Centro Regional de Sismologia para America del Sur (CERESIS)
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the earth sciences, with annexes. Signed at Reston, Santiago, and Lima Oct. 6, Nov. 17 and Dec. 3, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 3, 1998.

Kenya
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Nairobi Dec. 3, 1998. Enters into force on date on which Kenya notifies the U.S. that all legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Macedonia
Agreement concerning the reciprocal employment of dependents of official government employees, with attachment. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec. 10, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 10, 1998.

Mozambique
Agreement amending the agreement of Aug. 13, 1997 regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agency. Effected by exchange of notes at Maputo Sept. 30 and Oct. 27, 1998. Entered into force Oct. 27, 1998.

Senegal
Agreement regarding the reduction and reorganization of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Dakar Dec. 17, 1998. Enters into force following receipt by Senegal of written notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Slovenia
Memorandum of understanding concerning the exchange of graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and lecturers under the auspices of the Fulbright Program. Signed at Ljubljana Dec. 8, 1993. Entered into force Jan. 20, 1999.

Sweden
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement for global geospatial information and services, with annexes. Signed at Stockholm and Bethesda Nov. 26 and Dec. 14, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 14, 1998.

Venezuela
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital, with protocol. Signed at Caracas Jan. 25, 1999. Enters into force upon the date of the later of the notifications through the diplomatic channel, accompanied by an instrument of ratification.

Vietnam
Agreement on the establishment of copyright relations. Signed at Hanoi June 27, 1997. Entered into force Dec. 23, 1998.

Agreement amending the agreement of June 27, 1997 on the establishment of copyright relations. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec. 23, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 23, 1998.

Zimbabwe
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Harare Jan. 20, 1999. Enters into force on the date on which Zimbabwe notifies the U.S. that all legal requirements have been fulfilled.


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BILATERAL

Armenia
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical cooperation in the earth sciences, with annex. Signed at Reston and Yerevan Sept. 25 and Nov. 2, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 2, 1998.

Benin
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Sept. 22 and Dec. 3, 1998. Entered into force Dec. 3, 1998.

Bolivia
Agreement concerning security assistance matters and the provision of articles, services, and associated military education and training by the United States Government for anti-narcotics purposes. Effected by exchange of notes at La Paz Oct. 27 and Nov. 5, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 5, 1998.

Chile
Agreement for educational cooperation. Signed at Washington Feb. 26, 1997. Entered into force Nov. 9, 1998.

Colombia
Supplemental memorandum related to the July 24, 1999 memorandum of understanding concerning the transfer of forfeited assets. Signed at Washington Oct. 28, 1998. Entered into force Oct. 28, 1998.

Denmark
Agreement for promotion of aviation safety. Signed at Copenhagen Nov. 6, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 6, 1998.

Estonia
Acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, with annex. Signed at Tallinn and Stuttgart Sept. 9 and Oct. 21, 1998. Entered into force Oct. 21, 1998.

Ethiopia
Agreement to exempt from income tax, on a reciprocal basis, income derived from the international operation of aircraft and ships. Effected by exchange of notes at Addis Ababa Oct. 30 and Nov. 12, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 12, 1998; effective Jan. 1, 1998.

Finland
Agreement relating to participation in the USNRC Program of severe accident research, with addendum. Signed at Rockville and Espoo Oct. 29 and Nov. 12, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 12, 1998.

Germany
Protocol amending the convention of Dec. 3, 1980 for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on estates, inheritances, and gifts. Signed at Washington Dec. 14, 1998. Enters into force upon the exchange of instruments of ratification.

Honduras
Agreement concerning security assistance matters and the provision of articles, services, and associated military education and training by the United States Government for anti-narcotics purposes. Effected by exchange of notes at Tegucigalpa Oct. 16 and 22, 1998. Entered into force Oct. 22, 1998.

Israel
Memorandum of agreement concerning ballistic missile threats. Signed at Washington and Jerusalem Oct. 31, 1998. Entered into force Oct. 31, 1998.

South Africa
Agreement concerning security measures for the protection of classified military information. Signed at Pretoria Nov. 20, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 28, 1998.

Uganda
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at Kampala Nov. 26, 1998. Entered into force Nov. 26, 1998.

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