Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs
February 12, 2008


Diplomatic Note
No. 0232

The Embassy of the United States of America presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and acknowledges receipt of the Ministry's note No. 245, dated November 19, 2007, which informed the Embassy that the Government of the People's Republic of China has completed its domestic legal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the Protocol to amend the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People's Republic of China relating to Civil Air Transport, signed at Seattle July 9, 2007.

The Embassy is pleased to inform the Ministry that the Government of the United States of America has also completed its necessary internal procedures for entry into force of the Protocol. The Embassy requests that the Ministry formally acknowledge the date of receipt of this note, which date shall constitute the date of entry into force of the Protocol.

The Embassy of the United States of America avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China the assurances of its highest consideration.

Embassy of the United States of America,
Beijing, February 12, 2008.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Of the People's Republic of China

(2007)butiaozi No.245

To the Embassy of the United States of America:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America and has the honor to inform the following:

Chinese side has completed domestic legal procedures necessary for the effectiveness of the Amendment to the Protocol of the Agreement on Civil Aviation Transportation between the governments of the People's Republic of China and the United States of America signed on July 9th, 2007 in Seattle. According to the 7th clause of the Protocol, the Amendment will take effect on the date that Chinese side receive the diplomatic note informing China that US side has completed its domestic legal procedures necessary for the effectiveness of the Amendment.

With highest consideration.

Beijing, November 19,2007
Seal
(The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC)