Canadian Treaty Series
E101897 - CTS 1930 No. 1
POSTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND FRANCE
The Government of the Dominion of Canada and the Government of the French Republic desiring to regulate the postage rates on letters, postcards and commercial papers exchanged between the two countries, have agreed upon the following provisions:
In application of the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Postal Convention of Stockholm, the postage charges on letters and post-cards exchanged between the Dominion of Canada and the French Republic shall be established upon the following basis:
Canada - Letters and post-cards dispatched from Canada to France shall enjoy the benefit of the rates applicable to similar articles addressed to countries forming part of the British Empire;
France - Letters and post-cards dispatched from France to Canada shall enjoy the benefit of a reduction of not more than 50 per cent of the general rates applicable to similar correspondence under the international regime.
By way of consequence, commercial papers shall be subject, in either country, to a minimum charge equal to the rate of a single letter as determined under the preceding Article.
Outside the special provisions contained in Articles 1 and 2 above, the provisions of the Universal Postal Convention and of the detailed regulations for their execution or of conventions and regulations that in future may be established for the exchange of correspondence between the countries adhering to the Universal Postal Union, shall remain unchanged in so far as such provisions are binding upon both contracting parties to this Agreement.
This Agreement shall come into effect upon the date which shall be determined after ratification by the Postal Administrations of both countries and shall remain in force until it is terminated either by mutual agreement or by denunciation notified by either Administration six months in advance.
DONE in duplicate at Paris this 23rd May, 1929.
L. J. Gaboury