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[Title] Agreement on Commerce Between India and Japan, Protocol

[Place] Tokyo
[Date] February 04, 1958
[Source] Ministry of External Affairs, India
[Full text]

At the time of signing the Agreement on Commerce between India and Japan, the undersigned representatives duly authorised by their respective Governments, have agreed on the following provisos, which shall be considered integral parts of the aforesaid Agreement:

1. The most-favoured-nation treatment provisions of the said Agreement shall not apply with respect to those rights and privileges which are or may hereafter be accorded by Japan to (a) persons who originated in the territories to which all right, title and claim were renounced by Japan in accordance with the provisions of Article 2 of the Treaty of Peace with Japan signed at, the city of San Francisco on September 8, 1951, or to (b) the native inhabitants and vessels of and trade with, any area set forth in Article 3 of the said Treaty of Peace, so long as the situation set forth in the second sentence of the said Article continues with respect to the adminstration{sic}, legislation and jurisdiction over such area.

2. With reference to Article III, the most-favoured-nation treatment with respect to the enjoyment of rights on immovable property shall be accorded on a basis of reciprocity.

3. With reference to the first sentence of paragraph 3 of Article VI, vessels of Pakistan, in respect of which special arrangements subsist -between India and Pakistan, shall be deemed to be excluded from the scope of the restriction mentioned therein.

DONE in duplicate in the English language, at Tokyo, on February 4, 1958.

For the Government of India:


For the Government of Japan