Some items are rationed because a separate agreement between Britain and Germany explicitly limits the amount of cigarettes and tobacco, whiskey, gin and coffee a person can buy duty-free, which is why your NAAFI ration card must be filled out every time you buy these products. In order not to exceed the allowance of these goods, they can also not be purchased tax-free in external stores: for example, if you make your weekly purchases at REWE with a tax free form, you can not buy rationed items (for example. B a glass of coffee or a pack of cigarettes) as part of your tax-exempt “Big Shops”. Please remember that if rationed items are included on obtaining a larger tax-free purchase, the tax must be refunded on the entire purchase (yes, the total amount of weekly purchases!), not just on the rationed item, and you may be subject to disciplinary action. The most important multilateral agreement is the NATO Status of Forces Agreement, which applies between NATO partners to operations on the territory of other NATO countries. States participating in NATO`s Partnership for Peace (PfP) may accede to the PPF Troop Maintenance Agreement of 19 June 1995 (BGBl. 1998 II p.1340). This agreement extends the scope of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement to operations in PfP partner countries. Military operations under the auspices of the European Union will now be subject to the EU Status of Troops Agreement, which was adopted on 17, signed by representatives of the Member States in Brussels on 1 November 2003 and ratified by Germany in June 2005. Below are some frequently asked questions that many people have about aspects of life under the SOFA agreement.
NATO SOFA forms the basis of the legal status of military personnel, U.S. civilian employees, and family members who live in Germany by order. As part of an additional endorsement, German staff also enjoy privileges that are not granted to other members of the service who are based elsewhere in Europe. . . .