Executive Agreement Series No. 39
The American Ambassador in Germany (Sackett) to the German Minister for Foreign Affairs (Brüning)80
Excellency: I have the honor to communicate to Your Excellency the text of the arrangement between the United States of America and Germany, providing for the acceptance by the one country of certificates of airworthiness for aircraft imported from the other country as merchandise, as understood by me to have been agreed to in the negotiations which have just been concluded between the Embassy and your Ministry, as follows:
An Arrangement between Germany and the United States of America Providing for the Acceptance by the One Country of Certificates of Airworthiness tor Aircraft imported from the Other Country as Merchandise.
- The present arrangement applies to civil aircraft constructed in Germany and exported to Continental United States of America, exclusive of Alaska; and to civil aircraft constructed in Continental United States of America, exclusive of Alaska, and exported to Germany.
- The same validity shall be conferred on certificates of airworthiness issued by the competent authorities of the German Government for aircraft subsequently to be registered in the United States as if they had been issued under the regulations in force on the subject in the United States, provided that in each case a certificate of airworthiness for export has also been issued by the authorities of the German Government for the individual aircraft and provided that certificates of airworthiness issued by the competent authorities in the United States for aircraft subsequently to be registered in Germany [Page 350] are similarly given the same validity as if they had been issued under the regulations in force on the subject in Germany.
- The above arrangement shall extend to civil aircraft of all categories, including those used for public transport and those used for private purposes.
- The present arrangement may be terminated by either Government on sixty days’ notice given to the other Government. In the event, however, that either Government should be prevented by future action of its legislature from giving full effect to the provisions of this arrangement it shall automatically lapse.
I shall be glad to have Your Excellency inform me whether the text of the arrangement herein set forth is as agreed to by your Government. If so, it is suggested that it be understood that the arrangement will come into force on June 1, 1932.
- Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador as an enclosure to his despatch No. 1764, May 31, 1932; received June 14.↩