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PARcELs-rosr coNvENT1oN-NEW ZEALAND. 1843 Parcelsjmst Oomzention between the United States of America and Fj¤·;5¤§,1¥§(}0900· For the purpose of making better stal arrangements between the Y’°°m‘*1°· United States of America and New Zhhland, the undersigned, Charles Emory Smith, Postmaster General of the United States of America, and Joseph George Ward, Postmaster General of New Zealand, by virtue of authority vested in them, have agreed upon the following articles for the establishment of a parcels- st system of exchanges between the United States and New Zealand?) ARHCLE I. The provisions of this Convention relate only to arcels of mail mat- m§f‘°“‘ °* °°’“’°“‘ _ ter to be exchanged by the system herein provided for, and do not affect the arrangements now existin under the Universal Postal Union Convention, which will continue as lieretoforeg and all the agreements hereinafter contained apply exclusively to mails exchanged under these articles. Anrrcnm H. 1. There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this Con- mgxglfs ¤d¤¤*¤¤*W> vention articles of merchandise and mail matter——except letters, post- ` cards, and written matter—of all kinds that are admitted under any conditions to the domestic mails of the country of origin, except that no packet may exceed eleven pounds (or Eve kilograms) in weigrht, nor the following dimensions: Greatest length in any direction, three feet six inches; greatest length and girth combined, six feet; and must be so wrapped or enclosed as to permit their contents to be easily examined by Postmasters and Customs officers; and except that the following articles are prohibited admission to the mails exchanged under this Convention :——- Publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of des· A*“°*°¤P*<>¤*b**¤d· tination; poisons, and explosive or rnilammable substances; fatty substances, liquids and those which easily Iiquefy, confections and pastes; live or dead animals, except dead insects and reptiles when thoroughly dried; fruits and vegetables which easily decompose, and substances which exhale a bad odor; lottery tickets, lottery advertisements, or lottery circulars; all obscene or immoral articles; articles which may in afny way damage or destroy the mails or injure the persons handling t em. 2. All admissible articles of merchandise mailed in one country for Sp§;§{j,‘},‘f’“ "°“‘ m' the other, or received in one country from the other, shall be free from an * detention or inspection whatever, except such as is required for collection of Customs duties, and shall be forwarded by the most speedy means to their destination, being subject in their transmission to the laws and regulations of each country respectively.