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Article 20 - Entry into Force

  1. This Agreement shall be open for signature by Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States of America.
  2. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date four of the States identified in paragraph 1 of this Article have signed not subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, or have deposited with the Depositary an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval. The signatories to this Agreement may permit services consistent with the terms of the Agreement upon signature pending entry into force of the Agreement with respect to all of the States identified in paragraph 1 of this Article.
  3. After this Agreement has entered into force in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Article, it shall enter into force for any other signatory on the date the Depositary receives the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of that signatory.
  4. After this Agreement has entered into force in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Article, any State which is a party to the aviation security conventions listed in Article 7, paragraph 1 may accede to this Agreement by deposit of an instrument of accession with the Depositary.
  5. This Agreement shall not apply between an acceding State or an APEC member economy which agrees to be bound by this Agreement in accordance with the Annex and any Party to this Agreement which, within 90 days of the date of the Depositary's notification to the Parties of the deposit of the instrument of accession or written instrument indicating agreement to be bound, notifies the Depositary in writing that it shall not apply between that Party and such acceding State or APEC member economy. Any signatory that expresses its consent to be bound after the Agreement has entered into force pursuant to paragraph 2 of this Article, upon expressing its consent to be bound, may notify the Depositary in writing that the Agreement shall not apply between that signatory and any State that acceded to the Agreement, or any APEC member economy that agreed to be bound by the Agreement in accordance with the Annex, before the Agreement entered into force for that signatory.
  6. This Agreement shall enter into force as between the acceding State and all Parties other than those which, pursuant to paragraph 5 of this Article, have notified the Depositary of the non-application of the Agreement, on the 30th day after the expiry of the 90-day period referred to in paragraph 5 of this Article.


New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Attention: Air Services
Phone: +64-4-439-9000
Fax: +64-4-439-9004
e-mail: maliat@transport.govt.nz
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Attention: Treaty Officer
Legal Division
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e-mail: lgl@mfat.govt.nz