800.796/7–2546: Circular telegram
The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Officers 61
Please address following note to Minister for Foreign Affairs country to which you are accredited:
“I have the honor to refer to the International Air Transport Agreement formulated at the International Civil Aviation Conference at Chicago on December 7, 1944, which was accepted by the Government of the United States of America with a reservation on February 8, 1945.
“I am now instructed to inform the Government of . . . . . . . that on July 25, 1946 the Government of the United States of America gave notice of its denunciation of that Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Article V62 thereof and that the Agreement will accordingly [Page 1484] cease to be in force with respect to the United States of America on July 25, 1947.”63
- Sent to the United States missions in all the countries whose representatives had attended the Chicago Convention, with the exception of Bolivia.↩
- Article V specified that any contracting state could denounce the Agreement provided it gave one year’s notice.↩
- For a statement by this Government regarding its withdrawal from the International Air Transport Agreement formulated at the Chicago Conference and which the United States had accepted as binding on February 8, 1945, see Department of State Bulletin, August 4, 1946, p. 236.↩