Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the French Republic concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundaries between Wallis and Futuna and Tokelau (Report no.5-30)
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The 2003 Agreement creates a 101 n.m. maritime boundary explicitly constructed on the basis of equidistance extending from a southeastern end point based on equidistance from Samoa and a northwestern end point 200 n.m. from basepoints in Tokelau and Wallis Islands. France (Wallis and Futuna) now has finalized maritime boundaries with three neighbours: Tokelau; Fiji (Report Number 5-6 in volume I of this work and Report Number 5-6 (add. 1/ Corr. 1) in volume V of this work); and Tonga (Report Number 5-8 in volume I of this work). France (Wallis and Futuna) has an interim agreement with Tuvalu (Report Number 5-29 in the present volume) where there is a “reference limit” based on equidistance. No agreement exists with Samoa. For Tokelau, the 2003 Agreement is the second maritime boundary with the first being that with the United States concerning American Samoa (Report Number 5-14 in volume I of this work). The maritime boundaries in all of the above noted Agreements utilized the equidistance method.