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1812 Personnel. Transportation in Nicaragua. Exemption from customs duties, taxes, etc. Nieaaguan graduate students In U. S . Services, equip- ment, etc., to be fur- nished by U. 8. Joint commision. INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. (h) the services of at least one Nicaraguan scientist to cooperate with each scientist detailed to the station by the United States Department of Agriculture, and the services of technologists qualified in the fields of land-surveying, topography, drainage, drafting, minor construction, chemical analysis, and library management; (i) stenographers, clerks, mechanics, machinists, field plot and laboratory assistants, and such unskilled labor as may be necessary to conduct the work of the experiment station; (j) the transportation expenses incurred by Nicaraguan and United States members of the station staff for travel on station business within Nicaragua. 5. The Government of Nicaragua will provide: (a) entry free of customs duties for (1) supplies and equipment for the station, and (2) supplies, clothes, foodstuffs, and personal belongings of the North American members of the station staff whose salaries are paid by the Government of the United States; (b) exemption from all taxes based upon salaries for those North American members of the station staff whose salaries are paid by the Gov- ernment of the United States; and (c) when possible, Nicaraguan students in graduate study in each of the fields of agriculture in colleges or universities in the United States. 6. The Government of the United States of America, through the United States Department of Agriculture, and subject to the availability of funds for the purpose, agrees to provide: (a) the services of scientists to perform the functions of direction of the station, agronomic, soil, irrigation and drainage, animal, plant, and especially oil producing plants and rubber investigations; (b) current scientific journals on plant and animal science pub- lished in the United States; (c) scientific equipment and appara- tus not produced or manufactured in Nicaragua; (d) stoves and refrigerators not manufactured in Nicaragua, for the residences of the staff; (e) hand and mechanical tools for the station shops; (f) hospital equipment for the treatment of emergency cases; (g) necessary launches and vehicles for water and land transporta- tion; and (h) for the designing of all buildings, including resi- dences for the Nicaraguan and North American members of the staff. 7. The Government of the United States of America and the Government of Nicaragua mutually agree: (a) that in order to provide joint supervisors over the cooperative aspects of the project and in order to furnish a ready means for consultation between the two Governments in regard thereto, there shall be established a commission composed of one representative of each of the two Governments; that the commission, subject to the approval of the Nicaraguan Government will have authority to establish the qualifications and propose candidates for positions at the station; that the commission may delegate to the director of the station such of its functions as it may deem fit; (b) that the United States Department of Agriculture shall provide the