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PROCLAMATION 6175—SEPT. 6, 1990 104 STAT. 5371 I have the honor to confirm that my Government shares this understanding, and that this exchange of letters constitutes an integral part of the Trade Agreement mentioned above. Sincerely, Andrej Barcak Minister of Foreign Trade Government of the Czechoslovak Federative Republic UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Travel and Tourism Administration Washington, D.C. 20230 Dear. Mr. Minister: I have the honor to confirm the following understanding reached between the delegations of Czechoslovak Federative Republic and the United States of America in the course of negotiating the Agreement on Trade Relations, signed this day. The Parties recognize the need to encourage and promote the growth of tourism and travel-related investment and trade between the United States of America and Czechoslovakia. The Parties recognize the benefits to both economies of increased tourism and travel-related investment in and trade between their two territories. Each Party shall seek permission of the other Party prior to the establishment of official, governmental tomism promotion offices in the other's territory. Permission to open official tourism promotion offices or field offices, shall be as agreed upon by the Parties, and subject to the applicable laws, regulations and policies of the host country. Official tourism offices opened by either Party shall be operated on a noncommercial basis. Official tourism promotion offices and the personnel assigned to them shall not function as agents or principals in commercial transactions, enter into contractual agreements on behalf of commercial organizations or engage in other commercial activities. Such of- fices shall not sell services to the public or otherwise compete with private sector travel agents or tour operators of the host country. Nothing in this side letter shall obligate either Party to open such offices in the territory of the other. Private and governmentally-owned commercial tourism enterprises shall be treated as private commercial enterprises fully subject to all applicable laws and regulations of the host country. Each Party shall ensiu<e, within the scope of its legal authority, that any company owned, controlled or administered by that Party, or any joint venture therewith, which effectively controls a significant portion of the supply of any tourism or travel-related service in the territory of that Party shall provide those services to nationals and companies of the other Party in a fair and equitable manner and on a most-favorednation basis.