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27 décembre 1903 - Traité de commerce Ethiopie-USA
TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE KING OF ETHIOPIA
TO REGULATE THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES

His Majesty Menelik II., King of Kings of Ethiopia, and the United States of America, having agreed to regulate the commercial relations between the two countries and develop them, and render them more and more advantageous to the two contracting Powers:

His Majesty Menelik II., King of Kings of Ethiopia, in the name of the Empire, and Robert P. Skinner, in the name of the United States of America, have agreed and stipulated that which follows:

Art. 1er - The citizens of the two Powers, like the citizens of other countries, shall be able freely to travel and to transact business throughout the extent of the territories of the two contracting Powers, while respecting the usages and submitting themselves to the tribunals of the countries in which they may be located.

Art. 2 - In order to facilitate commercial relations, the two Governments shall assure, throughout the extent of their respective territories, the security of those engaged fn business therein and of their property.

Art. 3 - The two contracting Governments shall reciprocally grant to all citizens of the United States of America and to the citizens of Ethiopia all the advantages which they shall accord to other Powers in respect to Customs duties, imposts, and jurisdiction.

Art. 4 - Throughout the extent of the Ethiopian Empire the citizens of the United States of America shall have the use of the telegraphs, posts, and all other means of transportation upon the same terms as the citizens of other Powers.

Art. 5 - In order to perpetuate and strengthen the friendly relations which exist between Ethiopia and the United States of America, the two Governments agree to receive reciprocally representatives acceptable to the two Governments. These representatives shall not, however, be maintained at their posts unless they are agreeable to the receiving Power; in such cases they shall be replaced.

Art. 6 - The duration of the present treaty shall be ten years. It is understood that at the expiration of these ten years the two Governments shall be able to modify all or any part of this treaty. The Government which shall request at that time the modification shall make its proposal to the other Government one year before the expiration of the treaty.

Art. 7 - The present treaty shall take effect, if ratified by the Government of the United States, and if this ratification shall be notified to His Majesty Menelik II., King of Kings of Ethiopia, within the period of one year.

His Majesty Menelik II., King of Kings of Ethiopia, in the name of his Empire, and Robert P. Skinner, in virtue of his full powers, in the name of the United States of America, have signed the present treaty, written in double text, Amharic and French, and in identical terms.

Done at Addis-Ababa this seventeenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, in the year grace (correspondent au 27 of grace (corresponding to December, 1903).

Sceau de Menelik
Robert P. Skinner
Signed at Addis-Ababa, December 27, 1903
Ratification advised by the Senate, March 19, 1904.
Ratified by the President, March 17, 1904.
King of Ethiopia notified of ratification, August 2, 1904.
Proclaimed, September 30, 1904.
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