TITLE FOUR:  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article VII:  Concluding Provisions
Section 471
          (a)  The Government of the United States and the Governments of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia agree that they have full authority under their respective Constitutions to enter into this Compact and its related agreements and to fulfill all of their respective responsibilities in accordance with the terms of this Compact and its related agreements. The Governments pledge that they are so committed.

          (b)  Each of the Governments of the United States, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia shall take all necessary steps, of a general or particular character, to ensure, not later than the effective date of this Compact, the conformity of its laws, regulations and administrative procedures with the provisions of this Compact.

           (c)  Without prejudice to the effects of this Compact under international law, this Compact has the force and effect of a statute under the laws of the United States.

Section 472
          This Compact may be accepted, by signature or otherwise, by the Government of the United States, the Government of the Marshall Islands, and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia. Each Government accepting this Compact shall possess an original English language version.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, duly authorized, have signed this Compact of Free Association which shall come into effect in accordance with its terms between the Government of the United States and each of the other Governments signatory to this Compact.




DONE AT   Honolulu, Hawaii         THIS  1st DAY
OF October     , ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO

FOR THE GOVERNMENT
OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



DONE AT   Honolulu, Hawaii         THIS  1st DAY
OF October     , ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO

FOR THE GOVERNMENT
OF
THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA



DONE AT Majuro, Marshall Islands, this 25th day of
June, one thousand, nine hundred eighty-three

FOR THE GOVERNMENT
OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



DONE AT Majuro, Marshall Islands, this 25th day of
June, one thousand, nine hundred eighty-three

FOR THE GOVERNMENT
OF
THE MARSHALL ISLANDS


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