Treaty of commerce between the United States and the Ethiopian Empire. Signed
at Addis Ababa, June 27, 1914; ratification advised by the Senate, September 15,
1914; ratified by the President, September 19, 1914; Prince Lidj Yassou notified of
ratification, December 20, 1914; proclaimed, August 9, 1920.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Whereas, a treaty between the United States of America and the Ethiopian Empire, to regulate and develop the commercial relations between the two countries, was concluded by their respective plenipotentiaries at Addis-Ababa, on the twentyseventh day of June, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, the original of which Treaty, being in English and Amharic, is word for word as follows:
His Royal Highness, Prince Lidj Yassou, successor of Menelik II, King of Kings of Ethiopia and the United States of America, having agreed to regulate the commercial relations between the two countries and develop them, and render them more and more advantageous to the two contracting Powers:
His Royal Highness, Prince Lidj Yassou in the name of the Empire and John Q. Wood, in the name of the United States of America, have agreed and stipulated that which follows:
The citizens of the two Powers, like the citizens of other countries, shall be able freely to travel and transact business throughout the extent of the territories of the two contracting Powers.