Importation and exportation of personal property for personnel described in paragraph 1 shall be performed using the same procedures as described above in paragraph 9. Inspection will be done at the residence of the United States forces personnel with a United States forces Customs Officer present.
Items shipped through military postal service shall conform to the customs provisions of the NATO SOFA, the Agreement, and applicable United States and Bulgarian laws.
IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF GOODS FOR PERSONAL USE
Bulgarian customs authorities shall have the right, under the general conditions laid down by the laws and customs regulations of the Republic of Bulgaria, to search members of the force or civilian component, and their dependents, to examine their luggage and vehicles, and to seize articles pursuant to Bulgarian laws and regulations.
The United States forces shall adopt appropriate measures to prevent the sale of goods and services to persons not authorized to use or purchase at military facilities. United States forces shall also adopt appropriate measures to ensure that personal purchases are made in reasonable amounts. When the limitations upon rationed items are established, the United States forces shall inform Bulgarian Custom authorities of the limitations.
This Implementing Arrangement may be amended in writing at any time, by mutual consent. Amendments will be authenticated in writing.
This Implementing Arrangement shall enter into force upon signature and remain in force unless terminated upon one year’s written notice. In any event, this Implementing Arrangement shall terminate on the date the Agreement terminates, should that occur.
The Joint Commission Arrangement.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized, have signed this Implementing Arrangement.
DONE in Sofia this 28th day of February 2008, in duplicate, in the Bulgarian and the English language, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
FOR THE UNITED STATES