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Article 1 - Definition

For the purposes of this Agreement, unless otherwise stated, the term:

  1. "Agreement" means this Agreement, its Annex and Appendix, and any amendments thereto;
  2. "Air transportation" means the public carriage by aircraft of passengers, baggage, cargo, and mail, separately or in combination, for remuneration or hire;
  3. "Convention" means the Convention on International Civil Aviation, opened for signature at Chicago on December 7, 1944, and includes:
    1. any amendment that has entered into force under Article 94(a) of the Convention and has been ratified by all Parties to this Agreement, and
    2. any Annex or any amendment thereto adopted under Article 90 of the Convention, insofar as such Annex or amendment is at any given time effective for all Parties to this Agreement;
  4. "Designated airline" means an airline designated and authorized in accordance with Article 3 of this Agreement;
  5. "Full cost" means the cost of providing service, including a reasonable amount for administrative overhead;
  6. "International air transportation" means air transportation that passes through the airspace over the territory of more than one State or APEC member economy as identified in the Appendix to the Annex;
  7. "Price" means any fare, rate or charge for the carriage of passengers, baggage and/or cargo (excluding mail) in air transportation, including surface transportation in connection with international air transportation, if applicable, charged by airlines, including their agents, and the conditions governing the availability of such fare, rate or charge;
  8. "Stop for non-traffic purposes" means a landing for any purpose other than taking on or discharging passengers, baggage, cargo and/or mail in air transportation;
  9. "Territory" means the land areas under the sovereignty, jurisdiction, authority, administration, protection, or trusteeship of a Party, and the territorial waters adjacent thereto; and
  10. "User charge" means a charge imposed on airlines for the provision of airport, air navigation, or aviation security facilities or services including related services and facilities.


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