Canadian Treaty Series
E100596 - CTS 1947 No. 26
CONVENTION ADDITIONAL TO THE TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE, AND RECIPROCAL ESTABLISHMENT BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE SWISS CONFEDERATION OF SEPTEMBER 6, 1855
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation, being desirous of making special provision with regard to the application of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Reciprocal Establishment between Great Britain and Switzerland of the 6th September, 1855, to certain parts of His Britannic Majesty's Dominions, have named as their Plenipotentiaries for this purpose:
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India; the Right Honourable Sir Edward Grey, Baronet of the United Kingdom, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Member of Parliament, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and
The Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation: Monsieur G. Carlin, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Switzerland in Great Britain;
Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
Whereas the commercial relations of the British Empire and the Swiss Confederation are at present regulated by the Treaty of the 6th September, 1855, and whereas it is desirable to make further provision with regard to the application to certain parts of His Britannic Majesty's Dominions, viz., the Dominion of Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, and Newfoundland, of certain stipulations of the said Treaty relating to the treatment of goods the growth, produce, or manufacture of the territories of the one High Contracting Party in the territories of the other;
The High Contracting Parties hereby agree that either of them shall have the right at any time to terminate Articles IX and X of the said Treaty with respect to any or all of the abovementioned Dominions on giving twelve months' notice to that effect.
It is further agreed that should the said articles of the said Treaty cease, in pursuance of the present Convention, to be applicable to the Commonwealth of Australia, they shall also cease to be applicable to Papua and Norfolk Island, if so desired by either of the High Contracting Parties.
The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratification shall be exchanged at London, as soon as possible.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention in duplicate and have affixed thereto their seals.
DONE at London, the 30th March, 1914.