Canadian Treaty Series
E101447 - CTS 1929 No. 14
EXCHANGE OF NOTES RECORDING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CONCERNING QUARANTINE INSPECTION OF VESSELS ENTERING PUGET SOUND AND WATERS ADJACENT THERETO OR THE GREAT LAKES VIA THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
The Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada, to the United States Minister to Canada
DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
OTTAWA, 10th October, 1929
The Honourable William Phillips,
Minister of the United States of America,
United States Legation,
With reference to your note No. 480 of the 30th September, intimating that the Public Health authorities of your Government were agreeable to an exchange of notes for the purpose of establishing an arrangement between our Governments to provide for the acceptance by each Government of the quarantine inspection of the other in respect of vessels from foreign ports entering Puget Sound and adjacent waters or the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence River, in the terms suggested in my note No. 45 of the 2nd May last, I have the honour to state that His Majesty's Government in Canada is prepared, in accordance with the provisions of Articles 56 and 57 of the 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 waters, 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.
It will be understood that on the receipt of a note from you expressing your Government's concurrence in this agreement, it shall become effective and the necessary administrative steps in connection with its operation shall be taken.
Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
W. H. Walker
for Secretary of State for External Affairs
The United States Minister to Canada to the Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
OTTAWA, CANADA, October 23, 1929
The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King, C.M.G., LL.B.,
Secretary of State for External Affairs,
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 132 of October 10th, last, in regard to the proposed establishment of an arrangement between our Governments to provide for the acceptance by each Government of the quarantine inspection of the other in respect of vessels from foreign ports entering Puget Sound and adjacent waters or the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence River.
It gives me pleasure to inform you that my Government accepts the terms of the agreement as set forth in your note No. 132 of October 10, 1929.
I avail myself of the occasion to renew to you, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.