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The Bureau of Planetary Treaties, also referred to simply as the Bureau of Treaties was the United Federation of Planets agency responsible to conducting planetary treaties. It was located in the Sol Sector. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")

During the mid-23rd century, the Bureau of Planetary Treaties attempted for many years to coerce the Gideon Council to allow them to send diplomats to their planet in effort to persuade the Gideons to join the Federation. Their council, however, consistently refused the presence of a delegation from the Federation on its soil, and or any surveillance by the ship's sensors.

In 2268, the Gideons finally agreed to a delegation of one, insisting upon it be the captain of the USS Enterprise.

Following the disappearance of James T. Kirk during beam-down, the Gideons refused to allow any further attempts at transport or searching for Captain Kirk. Spock consulted Starfleet Command for instruction, who in turn, consulted the Bureau of Planetary Treaties. Annoyed with the bureaucratic and diplomatic run-around he was getting from both Starfleet and the Gideon Council, Spock attempted to contact the Bureau directly, but was insistently told that he must go through Starfleet channels. (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

The office was mentioned as to be contacted in case of issues arising under the Treaty of Armens (2255). (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")

It is unclear how this office was related to the Federation Treaty Office which was also mentioned in a similar role in the treaty.

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