Declaration By The Principal Secretary Of State For Foreign Affairs Of His Majesty The King Of Great Britain, Ireland And The British Dominions Beyond The Seas, Emperor Of India, Regarding The Prolongation Of The International Agreement Of June 8th, 1937, For The Regulation Of Whaling
Source: UKTS 1939 No. 18 (Cmd. 5993); LNTS 196 p. 131; USTS 944
Whereas the International Agreement for the Regulation of Whaling, signed in London on the 8th June, 1937, has been ratified by the Governments of the United States of America, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eire, New Zealand and Norway, and came into force in accordance with the provisions of Article 19 on the 7th day of May, 1938; and
Whereas the Governments of the United States of Mexico and Canada have acceded, with effect from the 7th May, 1938, and the 14th June, 1938, respectively, to the said Agreement in accordance with Article 22 thereof; and
Whereas in consequence the Governments of the United States of America, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eire, New Zealand, Norway, the United States of Mexico and Canada are contracting Governments; and
Whereas, according to the provisions of Article 21, the said Agreement remains in force until the 30th June, 1938, and thereafter if, before that date, a majority of the contracting Governments, which shall include the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway, shall have agreed to extend its duration;
The undersigned, Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of His Majesty the King of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India, hereby certifies that the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eire, the United States of Mexico, New Zealand, and Norway have agreed to extend the duration of the said Agreement, and that the Agreement will accordingly, under the provisions of Article 21, continue in force after the 30th June, 1938.
Witness my hand this 29th day of June, 1938.
Given at the Foreign Office, London.
Certified a true copy
Librarian and Keeper of the Papers at the Foreign .
London, 11th Oct., 1938.