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With the purpose of promoting open skies air services arrangements, the Multilateral Agreement was negotiated on 31 October - 2 November 2000 at Kona, Hawaii, and signed at Washington D.C. on 1 May 2001 by Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States of America.
The Agreement entered into force on 21 December 2001.
A Protocol to the Agreement was also negotiated and was signed at Washington D.C. on 1 May 2001 by Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand and Singapore. The Protocol provides for parties to exchange seventh freedom passenger and cabotage rights.
The Protocol entered into force on 21 December 2001.
The key features of the Multilateral Agreement are:
The Agreement is open to accession by any state that is party to the following aviation security conventions: the Convention on Offences and Certain other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Tokyo on 14 September 1963; the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, done at The Hague on 16 December 1970; the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 23 September 1971; and the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 24 February 1988.
This website is also used to give notice of:
The New Zealand Government is the depositary state for the Agreement and Protocol.