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CONCERNING QUARANTINE INSPECTION OF VESSELS ENTERING
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
PUBLICATION No. 17
Beginning with October 1, 1929, all publications of the Department of State, laws and treaties excepted, are numbered in the order of their issue from the press.
This arrangement is entered into in accordance with the terms of the International Sanitary Convention signed at Paris, June 21, 1926, Treaty Series No. 762. Under practice of the Department of State prior to the inauguration of the Executive Agreement Series, it would have been published in the Treaty Series and given the number 762-A.
Subscribers desiring to maintain a joinį file of the Treaty Series and the Executive Agreement Series may, accordingly, insert Executive Agreement Series No. 1 immediately after Treaty Series No. 762. In each subsequent tumber of the Executive Agreement Series its appropriate place in a joint file with the Treaty Series will be indicated.
1 Secretary of State for External Affairs to the American Minister
OTTAWA, 10th October, 1929.
With reference to your note No. 480 of the 30th September, intiiting that the Public Health authorities of your Government were Teeable to an exchange of notes for the purpose of establishing an rangement between our Governments to provide for the acceptance
each Government of the quarantine inspection of the other in spect of vessels from foreign ports entering Puget Sound and adcent waters or the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence River, in the rms suggested in my note No. 45 of the 2nd May last, I have the ɔnour to state that His Majesty's Government in Canada is preared, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 56 and 57 of ne International Sanitary Convention signed at Paris the 21st June, 1926, to agree with the Government of the United States of America that vessels from foreign ports destined for both Canadian and United States ports located on the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Haro, Rosario, Georgia, Puget Sound, or their tributaries or connected vaters, or so destined to ports on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River shall undergo quarantine inspection by the quarantine officers of that Government having jurisdiction over the primary port of arrival, and when cleared from quarantine in accordance with the provisions of the said International Sanitary Convention shall receive free pratique, the document granting such pratique to be issued in duplicate, that the original shall be presented upon entry at the primary port of arrival, and that the duplicate shall be presented to the proper quarantine officers upon secondary arrival and entry at the first port under the jurisdiction of the other Government, and shall be accepted by that Government without the formality of quarantine re-inspection, provided that cases of quarantinable disease have not been prevalent in the ports visited and have not occurred on board the vessel since the granting of the original pratique, and provided further that the observance of the provisions of Article 28 of the said Convention shall not be modified by such agreement.