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8. Glass caps, shells, containers, and capillary tubes ; rubber bulbs, boxes and corks, for use in the manufacture of vaccine points ; and only when imported by manufacturers of vaccine points. [Order in Council of 13th July, 1901.)
9. Materials which enter into the construction and form part of Cream Separators when imported by manufacturers of Cream Separators to be used in their own factories for the manufacture of Cream Separators, until otherwise ordered. (Order in Council of 12th February, 1902.)
10 Silver tubing. when imported by manufacturers of silverware to be used in their own factories in the manufacture of silverware. (Order in Council of 12th February, 1902.]
11. Hemp bleaching compound when imported by manufacturers of rope, to be used in their own factories for the manufacture of rope, until otherwise provided. (Order in Council of 13th February, 1902.]
Steel for the manufacture of cutlery when imported by manufacturers of cutlery to be used in their own factories in the manufacture of such articles.' [Order in Council of 13th February, 190:.]
13. Yarn of jute, fax or hemp for the manufacture of towels when imported by the manufacturers of jute, linen or towels, to be used in their own factories in the manufacture of such articles. [Order in Council of 14th April, 1902.)
14. Malleable iron or steel castings, in the rough, for the manufacture of scissors and hand shears, when imported by manufacturers of scissors and hand shears, to be used in making such articles in their own factories. Order in Council of 12th March, 1902.
15. Rehned cotton seed oil (edible) for canning fish, until otherwise provided. [Order in Council of 41h June, 1902.)
16. Bleached palm, oil, shea butter, when for use as materials in Canadian manufactures. (Order in Council of 7th October, 1902.)
17. Tubes and cones of all sizes, made of paper, when imported by manufacturers of cotton yarns or cotton fabrics, to be used in winding yarns thereon in their own factories. (Order in Council of gth March, 1904.).
18. Oil (petroleum) when imported by miners or mining companies or concerns, to be used in the concentration of ores of metal in their own concentrating establishments, under such regulations as the Minister of Customs may prescribe. [Order in Council of gth March, 1904.)
TARIFF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CUSTOMS UNION. This Customs Union (Dec. 1904) embraces Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Orange River Coinny, Transvaal, Southern Rhodesia, Basutoland, and Bechuanaland Protectorate.
Agreed to by representatives of the British Colonies and Territories in South Africa, at a Conference at Bloemfontein in March, 1903.
REBATE. – By Articles III. and IV., a rebate of Customs Duties shall be granted on any goods and articles, the growth, produce or manufacture of the United Kingdom and Canada (since July, 1904) imported therefrom into the Union for consumption therein to the extent following :-
(a) In the case of goods and articles liable to Customs Duty under
Class I., II. or V., a rebate of 25 per cent. of any duży chargeable
thereon at an ad valorem rate but of no other duty, and (b) In the case of goods and articles liable under Class III. to duty at
an ad valorem rate of 25 per cent. a rebate of the whole of such
duty. And a similar rebate shall be granted in like manner and under like provisions to goods and articles the growth, produce or manufacture of any British Colony, Protectorate or Possession granting equivalent reciprocal privileges to the Colonies and Territories belonging to the Union, provided that no such rebate shall be granted in the case of any particular Colony, Protectorate or Possession until a date to be mutually agreed upon.
Nore.—No rebate will be allowed unless there is produced on importation, for the purpose of proving that the Gcods are bona fide the manufacture of the United Kingdom or the Dominion of Canada, to the proper Customs officers
(a) A signed statement by the suppliers on the invoice, or
lej Such other or further evidence as may be required. Not less than one-fourth of the value of goods in condition ready for export to South Africa, must have entered in their production in the United Kingdom or Canada.
.. per lb.
· per lb.
Class J.-SPECIAL RATES.
£ s. d.
per imp. gal. 1 6
(And in addition 10 p.c., a.v.) Acetic acid
per imp. gal, o
3 0 Animals, viz. (a) Cattle for slaughter
each (6) Sheep for slaughter..
5 Beads, known as “ Kaffic beads Blasting compounds, including all kinds of explosives suitable and intended for
blasting, and not suitable for use in firearms; and collodion cotton not intended for manufacturing purposes
1) Butter, butterine, margerine, ghee, and other substitutes for butter Chicory and substitutes for coffee and chicory. Coffee (a) Raw
ot (b) Roasted, ground or mixed. Cocoa and chocolate unsweetened. Cocoa and milk, chocolate and milk, and coffee and milk. Condensed, desiccated or preserved milk or cream..
o os Coals
. per ton of 2,000 ibs. Coke and patent fuel Confectionery, including sweetened cocoa and chocolate, honey, jams, jellies,
preserves, sweetmeats, candied or preserved ginger or chow-chow; and all other kinds compounded, made or preserved with sugar, but not including
purely medicinal preparations properly classed as apothecaryware .. per lb. o Corn and grain, viz:--Barley, maize, millet, oats, rye, wheat, beans and peas(a) In the grain, or (b) crushed, flaked, ground, hulled, malted, pearled, split
or otherwise prepared, except oats not in the grain and bran.. per 100 Ib. (c) Flour, wheaten, or wheaten meal, including pollard.. Dates Fish :--Cured, dried, pickled, preserved, pressed or smoked, not being of South o
African taking, Fodder, viz :-Chaff, hay, lucerne, oat-hay and other fodder, not otherwise des. cribed, but not including bran..
..... per 100 lbs. Fruits :-Preserved, of all kinds, bottled, tinned or otherwise preserved, including
pulp and candied peel Fruits :-Dried of all kinds, including almonds and nuts Gunpowder and other explosives su table for use in firearms.
(And in addition to p.c., a.v.) Guns and gunbarrels, firearms-(a) Single
o (b) Double and other
0 IS (And in either case in addition to p.c., a.v.) Meats, including lard, fats, soups, and other similar substances used as food, but
not including extracts and essences or tallow..... Matches (a) Wooden : In boxes or packages of not more than 100 matches
per gross of boxes or packages 0 In boxes containing more than 100, but not more than 200 matches
per gross of boxes or packages 0 4 And for every 100 additional matches, in boxes or packages
per gross of 100 matches (b) Fusees, vestas or wax matches, or other patent lights used as such: in boxes or packages containing not more than 50
per gross of boxes or packages o In boxes or packages of more than 50, but not more than 100
per gross of boxes or packages 0 4
5 0 6
S. d. Soap, not including toilet soaps and soap powders and extracts........
0 0 Spices and turmeric
2 Spirits-(a) Perfumed
.. per imp. gal. I (6) Liqueurs and cordials exceeding 3 p.c. of proof spirit
O 15 (c) Other sorts, exceeding 3 p.c., but not exceeding the strength of proof by Sykes' Hydrometer and so on in proportion for any greater strength
per imp. gal. 015 (And in addition 10 p.c., a.v., on all the above classes of spirits.) Sugar
(a) Not refined, golden syrup, molasses, saccharum and treacle .. per 100 lbs. 3 6
(6) Refined Tea
.per lb. Tobacco--(a) Cigars and cigarillos
(And in addition 10 p.c., a.v.) (b) Goorak or Goorakco, and Hookah inixture, and all imitations or substitutes
6 (c) Snuff (d) Cigarettes
(And in addition 10 p.c., a.v.) (e) Manutactured and cut..
6 () Manufactured but incut
3 (g) Not manufactured but stemmed
(h) Not manufactured and unstemmed
than 40 grains of bicarbonate of potasb to neutralise ora ounce Troy) -
.. per imp. gal.
per imp. gal.
4 (6) Still wines exceeding 20 p.c., bui not exceeding 50 p.c. of proof spirit
per imp. gal. O 8 (c) Sparkling wines
(And in addition 10 p.c., a.v., on all the above classes of wine.) Note.-Wines containing less than 3 p.c. of proof spirit are not included in the above, and wines containing more than 30 p.c. of proof spirit are classed as spirits.
CLASS II.-- MIXED A.V. RAIES. Bicycles tricycles and velocipedes and parts thereof
.. per £100 12 10 Blankets an sheets, or rugs, cotton or woollen, or manufactures of cotton and
wool, commonly used as cotton or woollen blankets or rugs, the single article, in pairs or in the piece ; and coats, jackets or other apparel made of blanketing or baize
.....per (100 25 Bon-bons, surprise packets and crackers, and other similar fancy confectionery
per (100 25 Cards, playing
25 Carriages, carts, coaches, wagons and all other wheeled vehicles, not elsewhere
described, intended for the conveyance of persons or goods, including finished parts thereof, not being metal parts not usually made in the Union, but required in the manufacture of wheeled vehicles therein ; but not including bath chairs,
perambulators, toy carts, store trucks or barrows...... .....per (100 12 10 Extracts and essences of all kinds for flavouring or perfumery, including saccharine
. per 100 25 Fireworks of all descriptions
25 Medicines, patent or proprietary..
25 Motor vehicles, including their parts, and motor cycles, but not including traction engines and power lorries
•per 100 5 Oils, essential or perfumed
25 o Perfumery, cosmetics, dyes, powders and soap, and other preparations for toilet use, and soap powders and extracts.
per £100 25 Shawls
Class III.--A.V. 2 PER CENT. Acids : nitric and sulphuric. Asbestos packing and boiler composition. Assay apparatus. Bands and belting of all kinds for driving machinery, boiler tubes, bolting cloth and mill
Battery cloth and baize, gauze, matting, sieving and screening for use in connection
with machinery and apparatus. Bolts, nuts and rivets. Bottles and jars of common glass or earthenware, and bottles ordinarily used for aerated waters : empty.
Chain for hauling. Chimneys: metal (smokestacks). Corks and bungs, and corkwood unmanufactured. Cranes, elevators and shears. Crucibles, cupels, cupelling furnaces, ingot moulds, retorts and furnaces for roasting minerals. Cyanide of potassium. Fire escapes and fire hose and hose reels.
Hose : steam, suction and armoured (not including garden), for use in connection with machinery and apparatus.
Machinery, not elsewhere described, to be driven by cattle, electric, gas, heat, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam, water or wind power, including spare parts; and apparatus and appliances usd in connection with the generating and storing of electric power or gas; electric cable or wire and the posts for carrying the same; lamp posts and their fittings. Mining buckets, skips, trucks and tubs, wheeled or otherwise, for hauling on rails or wires.
Packing and lagging for engines, machinery and piping. Pipes, piping and tubes of all kinds for gas, steam, drainage, sewerage, irrigation, water supply or pumping, not including downpiping and guttering or cocks and taps.
Railway construction or equipment requisites as follows: rails, sleepers, fastenings for rails or sleepers, girders, iron bridge work, culvert tops, locomotives, tenders, ballast trucks goods wagons, carriages, trolleys, engine water-tanks, turn-tables, permanent or fixed signals and weigh-bridges. Rubber for use in connection with machinery and apparatus.
Tanks and vats suitable and intended for mining purposes. Telegraphs and telephones : materials and instruments for use in construction and working of telegraph and telephone lines. Traction engines and power lorries. Tramway construction and equipment requisites as follows : rails, sleepers, fastenings for rails or sleepers, iron gates, girders, iron bridge work, culvert tops, cars, trollies, water tanks and turn-tables.
Wire and wire netting for fencing ; droppers, gates, hurdles, posts, standards, strainers, staples, stiles, winders and other materials or fastenings of metal ordinarily used for agriculture or railway fencing; and baling wire.
Agricultural inplements and machinery, and all apparatus and plant usually and principally employed in farming operations; binding twine and harvest yarn. All raw produce of South Africa, and animals bred in South Africa imported into the Union overland. All animals bred and articles grown, produced or manufactured within the Union except: (a) flour, wheaten, or wheaten meal, including pollard, manufactured from other than South African wheat; (6) spirits, beer, or blasting compound, distilled or manufactured in the Union, should a duty be imposed under Article XVII. of the Convention. Ambulance materials imported by recognised associations, corps or hospitals lawfully established for instruction or drill in first aid to the wounded. Anchors and chain cables for the use of ships, tugs or lighters. Animals living, except cattle and sheep for slaughter. Arms, ammunition, appointments and uniforms for the Regular Military, Naval or Volunteer, Imperial or Colonial Forces of His Majesty. Atlases, charts, globes and maps.
Bags for four, grain, manure, produce, sugar, wool, coal and minerals not including paper bags ; and bagging and sacking in the piece. Band instruments and stands, the bona fido property of any Government belonging to the Union or of a Regular Military or Volunteer Corps, and not the property of individuals. Bones, feathers, ivory, hair, hoofs, horns, shells, skins, teeth, wool and other parts of animals, birds, fishes, or reptiles, not being manu. factured, polished, or further prepared than dried and cleaned, but in their iaw and upmanufactured state. Book-binders' requisites, consisting of boards, cloth, leather, marble paper, skin, thread, tape, vellum, webbing and wire. Books and music printed, including newspapers and periodicals not being foreign unauthorised prints of any British of South African copyright work. Borax, bromine, litharge, manganese di-oxide and quicksilver. Bottles and jars of common glass or earthenware imported full of any article liable to a rated duty. Boxes, empty, cardboard and wooden, put together or in pieces or shooks for packing; and staves. Brass and copper, and composition metal : in bars, ingots, plates and sheets : plain, including perforated, but otherwise unmanufactured. Bullion, coin, specie, bank notes and other paper currency.
Carriages, carts, wagons and other wheeled vehicles the manutacture of South Africa, imported into the Union overland. Church decorations, altars, bells, fonts, lecterns, pulpits, organs, plate or vestments, and illuminated windows, imported by or for presentation to any religious body. Coir, candlewick, cotton, flax, fibre, flock, hemp and jute : raw, waste or unmanufactured. Collodion cotton, glycerine and nitrates for manufacturing purposes. Cups, medals, and other trophies imported for presentation, or presented as prizes at examinations, exhibitions, shows, or other public competitions, for excellence in art, bravery, good conduct, humanity, industry, invention, manufactures, learning, science, skill, or sport, or for honourable or meritorious public services; provided that such articles shall on importation or delivery free from the Customs bear engraved or otherwise indelibly marked on them the name of the presenter or presentee and the occasion or purpose for which presented. Consular uniforms and appointments and printed official consular stationery Cork dust, paper shavings, sawdust, husks and other waste substances intended and suitable for use only as packing material,
Diagrams, designs, drawings, models and plans. Diamonds and other gems or precious stones in their rough state, Dye-nuts, gambier, myrobalans, sumach, valonia and other dye stuffs ; for leather.
Engravings, lithographs and photographs, and enlargements or reproductions of the
Fire clay, terra alba and fire bricks. Fish, fresh and fish ova; also dried, cured or salted fish and raw fish oil or South African taking. Fruit : fresh or green, including cocoa-nuts Fruit and other produce : driers or evaporators of.
Glue. Guano and other subtances, animal, mineral, or vegetable, artificial or natural, suitable for use as fertilisers or manures.
Hair cloth and springs for furniture.
Ice. Iron and steel : angle, bar, channel, hoop, rod, plate, sheet or T; plain, including perforated and galvanised ; rough and unmanufactured, not including corrugated shoets.
Launches, tugs and lighters, provided that when condemned or landed to be broken up, duty shall be paid at the Customs on the hull and all fittings according to the tariff that may then be in force. Lead: bar, pipe, sheet, foil, and acetate of. Leather : patent, enamelled, roan and morocco, and pigskin in the piece and valve hide. Lifeboats, belts and buoys, and other life-saving apparatus imported by any recognised society.
Metal of all sorts in bars, blocks, ingots, and pigs for founding, not elsewhere described.
Paintings, pictures, picture books and etchings. Paper ordinarily used for printing books, pamphlets, newspapers and posters, or for lithographic purposes. Potash and soda, carbonate, bi-carbonate, caustic, crystals and silicate. Printing and lithographic inks. Printing, lithographing, paper-cutting, folding, numbering and perforating machines or presses, blocks, formes, founts, plates, rollers, stones and type, and other apparatus suitable only for use in the book binding or printing industries. Public stores, imported a taken out of bond by, and boni fide for the sole and exclusive use of the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and of any Government belonging to the Union, provided that a cer. tificate be delivered to the Customs Authorities given under the hand of an Officer approved of by the Principal Officer of Customs, setting forth that any duty levied on such public stores would be borne directly by the Government: and provided further that no portions of such stores used or unused shall be sold or otherwise disposed of so as to come into the possession of or into consumption by any persons not legally entitled to import the same free of duty, without the consent of the Principal Officer of Customs and the payment of the duties to him by the Officer so selling or disposing of such public stores.
Rattans, cane and bamboo: unmanufactured. Resin and carbonate of ammonia.
Saddle-trees. School furniture and requisites : being all articles certified by the Superintendent-General of Education, or any official appointed for that purpose in any Colouy or Territory in the Union, to be for use in any school. Sculpture, including casts or models of sculpture. Seeds, bulbs, plants and tubers for planting or sowing only, under such regulations as regards edible kinds as the Customs Authorities may impose to safeguard the revenue against diversion into ordinary consumption. Sheep-dip, sheep-dipping powders, materials suitable only for dip, and dipping tanks. Specimens illustrative of natural history, and exhibits for public museums. Sprayers and sprinklers and other apparatus for destroying pests an diseases in stock, plants or trees. 'Sulphur and other substances for destroying pests or diseases in stock, plants or trees; and disinfectants.
Thread : boot and shoemakers', saddlers' and sailmakers', and seaming twine. Tin and Zinc: bar, plate or sheet; plain or perforated, but otherwise unmanufactured. Tobacco, the produce of South Africa, imported into the Union overland.
Vaccine virus, toxin and serum. Vegetables : fresh or green, but not including potatoes or onions.
Water-boring and pumping apparatus. Wax, viz.: paraffin and stearine and stearine grease ordinarily used in the manufacture of candles. Wine presses and wine pumps. Wood meal. Wool, straw, hay and forage presses.
CLASS V.-GENERAL A.V. RATE, 10 per Cent. All goods, wares, or merchandise not elsewhere charged with duty, and not enumerated in the Free List, and not prohibited to be imported into the Union, shall be chraged with a duty of 10 p.c., a.v.
TARIFF OF CEYLON Area
25,481 Imports........... ... ... Rs.117,648,114 Population
3,740,562 Exports...............Rs.108,764,335 Arms and Ammunition:
Rs. a, Fowling pieces, guns and rifles, single barrelled
5 double barrelled, and resolving or magazine.... Gunpowder, fine
25 coarse, for blasting (which is incapable of being passed through a No. 10 standard mesh)...
8 Pistols, single barrelled
2 23 double barrelled and revolvers Shot
.... per cwi,
75 rrowroot (35 c. per cwt.),
• Per lb,
4 50 0