Treaty Series No. 765

Protocol Accompanying the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Consular Rights, Signed at Riga, April 20, 1928

At the moment of signing the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Consular Rights between the United States of America and the Republic of Latvia, the undersigned plenipotentiaries, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have agreed as follows:

The provisions of Article XVI do not prevent the High Contracting Parties from levying on traffic in transit dues intended solely to defray expenses of supervision and administration entailed by such transit, the rate of which shall correspond as nearly as possible with the expenses which such dues are intended to cover and shall not be higher than the rates charged on other traffic of the same class on the same routes.
Wherever the term “consular officer” is used in this Treaty it shall be understood to mean Consuls General, Consuls, Vice Consuls and Consular Agents to whom an exequatur or other document of recognition has been issued pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 3 of Article XVII.
In addition to consular officers, attachés, chancellors and secretaries, the number of employees to whom the privileges authorized by Article XIX shall be accorded shall not exceed five at any one post.

In Witness Whereof the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol and affixed thereto their respective seals.

F. W. B. Coleman

A. Balodis