The Royal Netherlands Embassy presents its compliments to the Ministry of External Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica and, with reference to the Ministry's Note no. Ex/160/01-758 of 7 July 1987, has the honour to propose that the Convention between the Netherlands and Great Britain regarding legal proceedings in Civil and Commercial matters, signed at London on 31 May 1932 and supplemented on 17 November 1967 at The Hague, shall continue to be in force between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Commonwealth of Dominica, it being understood that with respect to the Commonwealth of Dominica the Convention shall be modified by substituting the words "Registrar of the High court" for "Senior Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature", wherever the latter appear in the text, and that this Note and the Ministry's reply thereto shall constitute an agreement to this effect.
The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has the honour further to propose that this agreement shall be applied in such a way that requests by the competent judicial authority in one country to the competent judicial authority in the other country for service of judicial and extra-judicial documents or for the taking of evidence may either be addressed and sent in accordance with the regime provided for in and under the Convention of 1932 or be communicated directly between these judicial authorities.
The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands further proposes that this agreement shall enter into force on the date on which the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has notified the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica in writing that the procedures constitutionally required in the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the Kingdom as a whole) in respect of this agreement have been complied with.
The Royal Netherlands Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of External Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica the assurances of its highest consideration.
Port of Spain, 21 June 1990