Executive Agreement Series No. 52
The Secretary of State to the Norwegian Minister (Bachke)
Sir: Reference is made to the negotiations which have taken place between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Norway for the conclusion of a reciprocal arrangement between the United States of America and Norway providing for the acceptance by the one country of certificates of airworthiness for aircraft exported from the other country as merchandise.
It is my understanding that it has been agreed in the course of the negotiations, now terminated, that this arrangement shall be as follows:
The present arrangement applies to civil aircraft constructed in continental United States of America, exclusive of Alaska, and exported to Norway; and to civil aircraft constructed in Norway and exported to continental United States of America, exclusive of Alaska.
The same validity shall be conferred on certificates of airworthiness issued by the competent authorities of the Government of the United States for aircraft subsequently to be registered in Norway as if they had been issued under the regulations in force on the subject in Norway, provided that in each case a certificate of airworthiness for export has also been issued by the United States authorities for the individual aircraft, and provided that certificates of airworthiness issued by the competent authorities of Norway for aircraft subsequently to be registered in the United States of America are similarly given the same validity as if they had been issued under the regulations in force on the subject in the United States.
The above arrangement will 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 you inform me whether it is the understanding of your Government that the arrangement agreed to in the negotiations is as herein set forth. If so, it is suggested that the arrangement become effective on November 15, 1933.