Exchange of Notes concerning Supplies and Services Contributed to the Armed Forces or Other Similar Entities of Canada, under the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law

March 7, 2008

1.  On March 7 (Fri), notes concerning the replenishment of vessels engaged in duties related to counter-terrorism maritime interdiction activities based on the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law were signed and exchanged between Japan and Canada.  The signatories were: Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Joseph Peter Caron, Ambassador of Canada to Japan.

2.  The Notes exchanged describe the purpose of the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law, and stipulate that the use of supplies and services contributed by Japan to Canada in accordance with the Law above shall be consistent with the Charter of the United Nations and the supplies and services contributed shall not be transferred to a third party without the prior consent of the Government of Japan, and both governments will consult with each other for the purpose of effective implementation of the present arrangements.

3.  The Government of Japan had already signed and exchanged similar notes with the Governments of France, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, and the United States on February 5 (Tue), and with the Government of Germany on February 29 (Fri).