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INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [58 STAT. December 16, 1944 Agreement between the United States of America and Sweden respecting [E. A. S. 431] air transport seroices. Effected by exchange of notes signed at Washington December 16, 1944; effective January 1, 1945. The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON December 16, 1944 SIR: I have the honor to refer to negotiations which have recently taken place at the International Civil Aviation Conference in Chicago be- tween the Swedish delegation headed by the Honorable Ragnar Kumlin and representatives of the Government of the United States of America, for the conclusion of a reciprocal air transport agreement. It is my understanding that these negotiations, now terminated, have resulted in the following agreement: AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SWEDEN RELATING TO AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES The Governments of the United States of America and Sweden 48 Stat. 1788. signed on September 8 and 9, 1933, an air navigation arrangement relating to the operation of civil aircraft of the one country in the territory of the other country, in which each party agreed that consent for the operations over its territory by air transport companies of the other party might not be refused on unreasonable or arbitrary grounds. Pursuant to the aforementioned arrangement of 1933, the two Govern- ments hereby conclude the following supplementary arrangement covering the operation of scheduled airline services: ARTICLE 1 Specified rights granted. Operation of air services upon author- ization for airline; prerequisites. The contracting parties grant the rights specified in the Annex hereto necessary for establishing the international civil air routes and services therein described, whether such services be inaugurated imme- diately or at a later date at the option of the contracting party to whom the rights are granted. ARTICLE 2 (a) Each of the air services so described shall be placed in operation as soon as the contracting party to whom the rights have been granted by Article 1 to designate an airline or airlines for the route concerned has authorized an airline for such route, and the contracting party granting the rights shall, subject to Article 6 hereof, be bound to give the appropriate operating permission to the airline or airlines con- cerned; provided that the airline so designated may be required to qualify before the competent aeronautical authorities of the con- tracting party granting the rights under the laws and regulations 1466