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A.-Norwegian tariff of export duties, &c.—Continued.
3. Clocks for towers are dutiable as other goods of the same materials.
5. Clock-works put together without cases, per kilogram.
6. Clock cases of wood, as joiners' work.
Clock cases of other materials as clocks:
7. Faces for the clocks specified under No. 4, above, per kilogram..
8. Single parts of clocks and clock-works, according to material. Weights for
b. Dyed, also yarn of all descriptions combined with metal threads, per
Carpets and materials for carpets, bed-quilts, saddle-girths, and woven girths,
(See letter II.)
(In bond, 200 kilograms.)
b. Other, including woolen scarfs of all kinds, per kilogram.
OBS.-Stockings are reckoned as coarse when they have a length of 60 centimeters
8. Ribbons and textile goods interwoven with india-rubber, gutta-percha, and
OBS.-Woolen goods in combination with silk (see silk goods), woolen goods in combination with hair (provided they are not rated under "hair"), or other spinning materials, shall be rated as woolen goods.
Mixed with oatmeal or flour of rye in proportions of 13 hectograms to 1 hecto-
Grapes. (See Fruits.)
Tartar (crude and refined), including crystalli tartari and cremor tartari .............
Game. (See Animals.)
Bows for violins and other bows for musical instruments. (See Instruments.)
Timber and lumber of all kinds:
a. Pieces of over 19 decimeters in length, per ship ton.
b. Smaller pieces, per ship ton.
e. In rafts, per cubic meter
register when the customs officers regard it as fully loaded, that is, The duty will be charged on as many tons as are given in the vessel's when the hold of the vessel is fully loaded with timber, or it may be judged that it would have been fully loaded if the deck cargo also had
on the real quality loaded in the vessel, whether the cargo be stored on the deck or the hold, at the same time never paying for more tons than are entered on the ship's register. No duty shall be charged when the
lumber occupies less than one ton's space.
If lumber dutiable at different rates of export duty be exported in the A. For the whole lot at the lower rate where the lumber dutiable at the higher rate consists only of boards to cover the deck cargo or spars
necessary for the ship's use.
at the higher, when the former consists exclusively of pieces not exceedB. For the cargo below deck at the lower rate and for the deck cargo
ing 19 decimeters in length, and the latter of wooden goods of greater length for the most part than mentioned in letter A, according to which estimate the cargo under deck shall be estimated at seven-eighths and the cargo on deck at one-eighth of the measured tonnage of the vessel. C. In other cases for the whole lot at the higher rate.
Articles not belonging to any classes subject to export duty shall be exempt of duty.
We hereby most graciously order that the foregoing decree of the Storthing shall be put in full force.
Given at the palace of Stockholm on the 18th of June, 1881.
In the absence of His Majesty, my most gracious King and Lord.
THE GERMAN TARIFF.
ENGLISH TRANSLATION, BY CONSUL-GENERAL KREISSMANN, OF BERLIN, OF THE GERMAN TARIFF ACT AND CUSTOMS TARIFF, APPROVED JULY 15, 1879. AN ACT in relation to the customs tariff of the German customs territory and the revenues from customs and from taxation of tobacco. (Approved July 15, 1879.) SECTION 1. On imported goods duties shall be levied in accordance with the subjoined tariff, which shall be in lieu of the customs union tariff of the 1st of October, 1870, and the act amending the same, approved July 7, 1873 (Bulletin of the laws of the Empire, page 241). This act shall take effect
First. Immediately as to the following tariff numbers, viz, No. 6 (iron, &c.), No. 14 (hops), No. 15 (instruments, &c.), No. 23 (candles); also as to the articles contained in No. 25 of the tariff (groceries), with the excep tion of those articles designated in the item q 2 of said No. 25; likewise as to the articles coming under No. 26 c of the tariffs (fats), and as to No. 29 (petroleum), No. 37 (animals, &c.), and No. 39 (live stock);
Second. On the 1st of October, 1879, as to the articles contained under No. 9 d, e, f (grain, &c.), and No. 13 a to f (wood) of the tariff; Third. On the 1st of July, 1880, as to No. 8 of the tariff, flax and other vegetable spinning materials, with the exception of cotton, raw, dried, broken, or heckled; also as waste;
Fourth. On the 1st of January, 1880, as to the remaining articles enumerated in the tariff, including those hereinbefore excepted in the first clause.
SEC. 2. Duties by weight shall be collected from the gross weighta. Whenever the tariff shall expressly so provide;
b. When the duty on the goods does not exceed 6 marks on 100 kilograms. Otherwise the duties by weight shall be levied on the basis of the net weight.
In ascertaining the net weight of liquids, the weight of their imme diate receptacles (casks, bottles, jars, &c.) shall not be deducted. As regards sirups, the present existing regulations shall remain in force.
For the other kinds of goods, the percentage of the gross weight, ac cording to which the net weight shall be computed, shall be prescribed by the Federal Council.
SEC. 3. The Federal Council shall have power to provide that the ascertainment and liquidation of duties on the goods embraced in the
items, No. 2 c and 22 a, b, e, and ƒ of the tariff shall occur at such custom-houses only as may be designated for the purpose, unless the parties concerned shall be prepared to pay the highest rates of duty pre
scribed in said item.
SEC. 4. Duty-free shall be―
a. Packages of goods imported from abroad by mail, weighing 250 grams and less, gross weight.
b. All goods subject to duty by weight in quantities of less than 50 grams. Duties of less amount than 5 pfennige shall in no case be collected; duties of greater sums shall be collected only to the extent as said sums can be divided by 5, omitting any excess in pfennige. The federal council shall have power in all the premises herein set forth to impose local restrictions in case of abuse.
SEC. 5. The following articles shall remain free from duties of import provided the conditions precedent for the exemption of the same from duty shall exist:
First. Products of agriculture and of live-stock raising, derived from such premises located beyond the limits of the customs territory, as shall be managed from dwelling-houses or farm buildings situated within said limits, under like conditions; also the products of forest-culture, provided the premises situate beyond the limits of the customs territory form a part of the premises within the same.
Second. Wearing apparel and clothes already used and not imported for sale; household utensils and effects already used, factory implements and tools already used, of persons arriving in the customs terri tory, and when intended for like purposes by said persons; by special permission, also, new wearing apparel, clothes, and effects, so far as the same constitute articles with which persons from abroad have furnished themselves, who, by reason of their marriage, may take up their abode
in the country.
already used, when obtained by inheritance and imported upon proper Third. By special permission, also, household utensils and effects
evidence to that effect.
Fourth. Traveling effects, wearing apparel, clothes, &c., which travelers, drivers of vehicles, and sailors carry with them for their own use, also tools carried by journeying mechanics, as well as fixtures and instruments of traveling artists used by the same in the pursuit of their Vocations; further, articles of like description sent in advance of or following the arrival of the persons aforesaid; likewise articles of food for consumption by persons traveling.
Fifth. Vehicles, including rolling-stock of railroads employed in cutfor no other purpose; also rolling-stock of domestic railroad companies returning empty, and the rolling stock already in service of railroad
companies of other countries.
imported, did not serve as the means for carrying their owners, provided By special permission, carriages of travelers, even if the same, when proper evidence be produced of the previous use thereof by said owners,. as well as of the further use by the same. Horses and other animals. if, from the use made of the same on entering it shall be evident that they belong as beasts of draught or burden to traveling or heavy wagons, or serve in transporting goods or carrying passengers. Countries with a view of re-exportation for the purpose of purchasing Sixth. Empty barrels, sacks, and the like, either brought in from other oil, grain, &c., or returned from other countries after oil, &c., has been lished, and, if deemed requisite, payment of the import duties secured exported therein, provided that their identity in either case be estab
But no proof of identity shall be required in the case of any empty sacks, barrels, &c., already used, in relation to which no doubt exists that they have served as the means of exporting grain, &c., or are intended to be used as such in exporting grain, &c.
Seventh. Sample cards and samples in cut pieces, or otherwise, solely fit for use as such.
Eighth. Objects for art imported for exhibitions or for State and other public art institutions and collections, also other objects imported for the libraries and other scientific collections of public institutions, likewise natural curiosities intended for scientific collections.
Ninth. Antiquarian objects (antiquer antiquities), provided the character of the same shall admit of no doubt that the value thereof consists in age and are not fit for any other use or purpose than for collections. Tenth. Materials used for building, repairing, or equipping sea-going vessels, inclusive of the ordinary ship-fixtures, subject, however, to such regulations appertaining to the same as the Federal Council prescribe. As regards metal articles used for purposes aforesaid, the provisions now existing in the premises shall remain in force.
SEC. 6. On goods coming from countries that treat German vessels, or goods of German origin, more unfavorably than the vessels or goods of other nations, no treaty stipulations to the contrary, an additional duty, not exceeding 50 per cent. of the amount of duty prescribed in the tariff in pursuance of this act, may be imposed. Such additional duty shall be levied by imperial decree, by and with the consent of the Federal Council.
Upon the issue thereof, said decree shall at once be communicated to the Reichstag, if in session, otherwise it shall be so communicated to the Reichstag at the beginning of the first session of the same subsequent thereto.
Failing to pass the Reichstag, said decree shall cease to have any force and effect.
SEC. 7. First. For the goods designated in No. 9 of the tariff (grain, &c.), if the same be intended for sale exclusively outside of the customs territory, it shall be permitted to establish transit storehouses, not subject to official restrictions; in which storehouses the handling and repacking of the goods there stored may freely, and without requiring declaration, occur, and where the said goods may be mixed with domes tic produce. And it is hereby provided that in exporting the goods so mixed the percentage of the foreign produce contained in the mixture shall be regarded as the quantity entitled to pass free of duty. But such transit storehouses for goods of the description aforesaid may also be permitted to be established regardless of the fact whether the same are intended to be shipped for sale beyond or into the customs territory.
Second. Like provisions respecting transit storehouses as those prescribed in the clause 1 of this section shall apply to the wood enumer ated in No. 13 c of the tariff. The closing in of the places for storing in the premises may be dispensed with. Likewise may the woods coming under No. B c 1 of the tariff be temporarily removed from their place of storage, and, after having been subject to a process resulting in their classification under No. 2 c, returned to said place of storage.
In the case of building and cabinet woods imported in rafts and shipped, under permit, to a further point, the Federal Council may provide facilitations in the mode of complying with the customs formalities as prescribed in general.
Third. For mill products (No. 25 q of the tariff), when exported, a drawback of the import duty for foreign grain shall be allowed propor