0.142.111.636 translation of the original German text tentative agreement between the Confederation of Switzerland and the Republic of Austria concerning the professional activity of commercial travellers and processing samples of goods customs concluded April 30, 1947 entry into force February 25, 1948 the Swiss federal Council and the Government of the Republic of Austria have agreed to the following : S. 1 professional activity of commercial travellers (1) merchants, manufacturers and other artisans, as well as travellers of trade at their service, which, according to article 10, 7 paragraph, of the international convention of 3 November 1923 to the simplification of customs formalities, are in possession of the legitimation card craft issued by the competent authority of the State where the undertaking concerned has its headquarters have the right, subject to the regulations of the aliens police, to take orders or make purchases for this company, without paying any fee or levy, on the territory of the other State traders and artisans or companies, administrations and private or public of any kind establishments that resell the goods offered or use them in a way any in their operations.
(2) the above provisions shall not apply to the hawkers and peddlers, or taking orders from individuals and farmers; the contracting parties reserve under this report complete freedom as to their legislation.
(3) the merchants or craftsmen with the aforementioned legitimation card and trade at their service travellers have the right to take with them samples of goods or models, but not goods.
(4) the contracting parties shall communicate each other formulas for the legitimation card referred to in the first subparagraph of this article, as well as the competent authorities for issuing these documents. One consular or other visa is not required for these identity cards.
RS 0.631.121.1 s. 2 samples of goods customs processing and models (1) samples and models of goods subject to right itself (with the exception of drinks and tobacco) can be cleared with taking note to the following conditions: a. for the customs duties and other charges, it may be required a guarantee in the form of a deposit of cash or a customs bond b. The identification of samples must not present special difficulties; c. Submitted to the office of customs of one and the other country a list duplicate copy of the samples or models, indicating the species and the net weight of each object as well as the distinctive signs existing; d. Must comply with the requirements concerning the authorisation of imports and exports of goods; e. The samples or models will be re-imported or re-exported within the period of a year.
(2) the distinguishing marks affixed to the samples or models by the customs organs of one of the States are recognized by the Customs authorities of the other State bodies, if they are considered to be sufficient identification.
(3) food samples sent to the power of the people to the competent public offices may be freed of the requirement of re-exportation.
(4) the discharge of catches in note when re-export or re-import is performed by all customs offices invested with such jurisdiction.
(5) where samples of goods or models are not re-exported within the prescribed period, the necessary entry permits must be presented subsequently. Similarly, remain reserved requirements concerning the system of payments between the two States.
(6) the provisions governing goods samples are also applicable to the goods (except food) brought on markets or fairs one of the two States. For these goods, however, reimportation or re-export are not mandatory.
(7) articles of precious metals that travellers from trade import, with note taking to the entry and guaranteeing rights, just as samples for demonstrations and should therefore not enter the free circulationt are, on request and provision of appropriate security, exempt from the official precious metals and the obligation of indentation control. If these works are not re-exported within the period fixed, guaranteed rights become payable.
S. 3 treatment of the most favoured nation in relation to the simplification of customs formalities in the treatment of samples of goods upon import and re-export, as well as in any other matter referred by the art. 1 and 2, the contracting parties reciprocally guarantee to most-favoured-nation treatment.
S. 4 final provisions this provisional convention enter into force after ratification by both Governments.
It may be denounced for the first of each month, on notice three months in advance.
In cold whereof, the Plenipotentiaries have signed this interim agreement.
Done in duplicate, in St. Gallen, on April 30, 1947.
Widmer Stangelberger RO 1948 204 the original text is contained in the same figure, in the German edition of this manual.
State on June 10, 1997