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Tariff on imports-Continued.




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Painters' colors, dry or wet, and linseed oil
Paper, all sorts, hangings, music, calico, card, pasteboard, and ledgers,

white or lined
Playing cards..
Rice, cleaned or rough
Rope and cordage, cables and standing or running rigging, and all other

Spelter, rough and fiattened, including plates and sheets for sheeting

ships; nails and bolts.
Spelter, manufactures of, painted, lacquered, or not
Spirits, 100 litres liquid, containing 50 liters alcohol of a temperature of
15 degrees of the thermometer of 100 degrees, 40 florins ; or in case the
rate of excise levied in the Netherlands' East Indies on native spirits be
higher, then so many guilders more as will be fixed by an act to be is-
sued by the colonial government.

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In case of higher or lower strength, the quantity of liquid is reduced into the parity of an alcohol strength of 50 per cent. The regulations, the instruments, and the schedules according to which the strength is to be stated and the reduce tion is to be made are to be approved by the governor-general.

As regards liquors and other similar cordials which are prepared or mixed with substances which prevent the strength to be ascertained simply by means of areometers and thermometers, the reduction will always be made on the basis of a standard strength of 75 per cent, unless the customs officers suspect that such cordials are liquids of a higher strength, in which case they are entitled to claim that the actual strength be ascertained, and the reduction will then be made according to the result of the investigation.

For varnish and all other liquids made of or with alcohol, being no drinks, as well as for methylated spirits, and all liquids prepared of or mixed with methyl, the reduction will be made on the basis of a standard strength of 100 per cent.

The governor-general has, however, the right to exempt of import duty, under the necessary precautions : (1) Methylated spirits, (2) spirits (a) mixed in the Netherlands with methylated spirits, according to the regulations in force there in regard to the draw back of the excise, (b) which have been rendered unfit for consumption in Netherlands India, according to the orders given and under the superintendence of the customs officers, by mixing methylated spirits through the same (c) for making vinegar.

For sulphuric ether, chloroform, and all similar liquids made of alcohol, double the duty will have to be paid imposed on varnish and liquids assimilated therewith.

If the entry of spirits or cordials is made at any other customs office than those specially appointed by the governor-general for that purpose, the duty will be charged as for varnish and similar liquids.

The governor-general makes regulations for the payment of an additional import duty if spirits are imported in a quantity exceeding the legal maximum fixed by him.

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Free. Value

6 per. c. 100 bottles 15.00


Ingots, sheets,and plates; rails, jointures, and scarf nails for railways

Manufactures of, not otherwise enumerated. Sirups:

Made of fruits

Mixed with spirits, as liquors Timber or wood;

Sawn or not, ship and shipbuilding timber, including masts, yards,

spars, oars, and other round timber Goods of, except casks and cooper's goods.. Tobacco:

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Rolls or leaves, cut carrat, and other manufactured sorts, not other-

wise enumerated
Manila and Havana

Manila and Havana

All other sorts..
Victuals, not otherwise enumerated

All sorts, in bulk.

All sorts, in glass. Wine:

In bulk

In glass
Champagne and other sparkling wines.
Writing and drawing materials, except paper
All other articles not particularly enumerated, or not included in those

mentioned above

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Agricultural machinery. See Machin- | Chains for ships. See Iron. ery.

Cheese. As Victuals. Amtsuen. As Opium.

China. See Earthenware. Anchors. See Iron.

Chirurgical instruments. See InstruAnvils. As Iron in bars.

ments. Apparatusses for factories. See Ma- Chloroform. See Spirits. chinery.

Cider. As victuals. Arrach. As Spirits.

Coc anut oil. See Cocoanut.
Artificial flowers. As Millinery under- Cognac. As Spirits.

Coin (copper). Sea Copper.
Artificial water. See Mineral Water. Cokes. See Coals.
Asses and Mules. See Horses.

Coopers' goods. See Casks.
Axes and Wheels. See Iron.

Copper, cast, shtet. See Copper. Bags (linen and other sorts). As man- Copper coin. See Copper. ufactures of Coiton.

Copper, manufactures oí. See Copper. Band (ribbon). See Manufactures. Copper wire. Se : Copper. Bars (golden). See Gold.

Cotton goods. See manufactures of. Bars (iron). Sce Iron.

Crystal. As Glass and Glassware. Beads of glass. See Glasses of Specta- Drawings. As Pictures. cles.

Drawing materials. See Writing and Beds and mattresses. As Furniture. Drawing Ma erials. Blankets. As manufactures of Cotton. Electro and plated ware.

As Copper. Bolts (brass). Se Copper.

Engravings and prints. See Books. Boots and shoes. As Leather and Ether sulphuric. See Spirits. Leather Goods.

Firearms. As Arms. Brandy. As Spirits.

Fire engines. As Machinery and Steam Bricks. See Earthenware.

Engines. Broadcloths. As manufactures of Cot- Frames for iron buildings and wareton.

houses. See Iion. Bronze, Manufacture of. As manu- Fruits preserved in brandy or spirits.

factures of copper. See Copper. As Liqucrs. Brushes, all sorts. As Mercery. Gas meters. As Machinery. Butter. As Victuals.

Gas tubes. See Iron, Cables. See Rope.

Geneva or gin. As Spirits. Calico paper. See Paper.

Glasses for spectacles, corals, and other Cambrics. As manufactures of Cotton. toys of glass. As Mercery. Caps. See Hats. As Clothes.

Glassware. See Glass. Card paper. See Paper.

Gloves. As Clothes and Wearing ApCarots. See Tolacco.

parel. Carpets, hangings, tablecloths of all Gold and silver coin. See Gold and

sorts. As manufactures of Cotton. Silver. Cassimere. As manufactures of Cutton. God bars of). See Gold. Cigars. See Tobacco.

Gold dust. See Gold.


Gold wire. See Gold and Silver. Precious Stones. See Jewels. Grass linen. As manufactures of Cot- Preserved Eatables. See Victuals. ton.

Prints. See Books. Guano. As Manure.

Prows. See Iron. Guns (fowling pieces). See Arms. Rails. See Iron. Hams. As Meat.

Ribbons. See manufactures of Cotton. Hangings. See Paper.

Rigging. See Rope and Cordage. Hats and caps. See Clothes.

Rods. See Iron. Havana tobacco and cigars. See To- Rough Copper and Zinc. See Copper bacco.

and Zinc. Hemp, manufacture of. See manufac. Rum. As Spirits. tures of Cotton.

Saddlery. As Leather and Leather Hoop iron. As Iron.

Goods. Hosiery. As Clothes.

Sausages. As Meat. Iron, manufacture of. See Irog.

Shawls. As Manufactures. Iron wire. See Iron.

Sheep and Lambs. As Cattle. Jewelry not made of gold or silver. As Sheets, of copper, steel, and zinc. See Mercery.

Copper, Steel, and Zinc. Juice of berries. As Victuals.

Shoes and Boots. As Leather and Knives and steelware. As Mercery. Leather Gocds. Lace, of gold and silver. See Gold and Silk, manufactures and Ribbons of. As Silver.

Manufactures of Cotton.
Lace, imitation. As Mercery.

Silver. See Gold and Silver.
Lace and Tulle. As manufactures of Snuff. See Tobacco.

Spars. See Timber. Lawns and Cambrics. As manufac- Spelter. As Zinc. tures of Cotion.

Spermaceti, Candles. See Candles. Ledgers. See Paper.

Spring water. See Mineral Water. Linen. As manufactures of Cotton. Stationery: See Writing and Drawing Linseed oil. See Painters' Colors.

Necessities. Liquors. See Spirits.

Stearine Candles. See Candles. Manila Tobacco and Cigars. See To- Steel, manufactures of. See Steel. bacco.

Steam Engines. See Machinery. Maps. See Books.

Steel wire. See Steel. Masts. See Timber.

Stockings. As Clothes and Wearing Mathematical Instruments. See In- Apparel. struments.

Syrup. As Treacle. Matresses. As Furniture.

Table Cloths. See Carpets. Metal. As Copper.

Tea-lead. As Lead, pig, and sheet. Methyl. See Spirits.

Tile. See Earthenware, Pottery. Millinery. As Clothes.

Tiles, of Glass. As Glass and Glassware. Mules. See Horses,

Tools. See Machinery. Music. Sex Books.

Treacle. As Victuals. Musical Instruments. See Instruments. Trinkets not made of silver or gold. Music Paper See Paper.

As Mercery. Nails. Seo Iron, Copper, Spelter, or Trunks, etc. As Leather and Leather Zinc.

Oars (of wood). See Timber or Wood. Tulle and Lace. As manufactures of
Oil, cocoanut. See Cocoanut.

Optical Instruments. See Instruments. Utensils. See Machinery.
Oxen. As Cattle.

Umbrellas and Parasols. As Millinery, Parasols. See Umbrellas.

Underclothes. Pasteboard. See Paper.

Varnish, mixed with alcohol. See Pearls. See Jewels.

Spirits. Pendules. See Clocks.

Watches. See Clocks. Perry. As Victuals.

Waxlight. See Candles. Physical Instruments. See Instru- Wheels and Axles. See Iron. ments.

Window Glass. As Glass and Glass. Pistols. “As Arms. Plates, iron, copper, spelter, steel. See Wire, of copper, gold, spelter, steel. Iron, Copper, Spelter, Steel.

See Copper, Gold, Spelter, Steel. Ptated ware. See Manufactures of Cop- Woolen manufactures. See Manufacper.

tures. Plates, for copper coin. See Copper. Zinc. As Spelter. Pork. See Meat,


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ART. 2. Besides the goods which according to this tariff are exempt from duty, the following ones may also be imported “duty free:'

(1) All goods imported (or the use or for account of government.

(2) All products of the Netherland East Indies, where customs duties are levied in behalf of the Dutch Government, provided the same are accompanied, for as much as regards cotton goods, tobacco, and cigars, with a certificate of export from said possessions.

(3) All products of other parts of the Netherland East Indies and of those states in the interior of the East Indian Archipelago which are on terms of friendship with the Netherland Government, except gambier, woven cotton gcods, tobacco, and cigars.

(ti All goods on which duty has been paid at one of the custom-house offices in the Netherland East Indies.

Should, however, a higher duty be due at the second place of import, then the goods can not be entered until the difference is paid.

(5) Wearing apparel of passengers and luggage imported by them.


ART. 3 On being exported from the countries named in Article I, all articles specified in the following list will be subject to pay an export duty as stated in the following tariff:

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ART. 4. (1) All goods exported in behalf or for account of the Government.

(2) All goods on which an export duty has already been paid at any other custom-house office in the Netherland East Indies.

Should, however, a higher duty be due at the second place of export, then the goods can not be cleared until the difference shall have been paid.

ART. 5. The regulations for the import and export duties and the exemptions therefrom, which have been decreed for Moeara Kompeh in the Empire of Ugambi, by resolution of the governor-general of the Netherland East Indies, dated April 23, 1847 (Indies Official Journal No. 19), shall provisionally continue to have effect.

Subject to our later sanction the governor-general has the right to carry the present law into effect at Moeara Kompeh in lieu of the above-named regulations, save such exceptions as may be deemed necessary.

These exceptions will, however, not derogate from the principle of the law, which excludes all differential import of export duty.

ART. 6. No import or export duty is levied by the government of the Netherland East Indies in the residency of Riouw, exclusive of its dependencies on the east coast of Sumatra, in the government of Celebes and its dependencies; in the residencies of Amboina, Teruate, Menado, and Timor; and provisionally also in the residency of the western section of Borneo.

Subject to our later sanction the governor-generaj has the right to have import and export duties levied in the name of the government of the Netherland East Indies in the dependencies of the residency of Riouw, on the east coast of Sumatra, in the residency of the western section of Borneo, and in all other parts of the Netherland East Indies not enumerated in Article I of the present saw, or in the first paragraph of this article; under the same proviso as has been made for Moeara Kompeh in the last paragraph of the preceding article.

ART. 7. The tariffs for bonded-store rent, the charges for the attendanc. of customs officers, and for any other actual services rendered by them will be fixed by the governor-general.

ART. 8. No duty is imposed on the transit of goods.

ART. 9. A resolution of the colonial government will prescribe the necessary measures for the execution of the present law and to guard against the payment of the duties being evaded.

The resolution now in force on import and export duty and all particulars relating thereto are repealed as soon as the present law will take effect.

ART. 10. The provisions of this law do not interfere with the prohibitory reg. ulations which have already been or are still to be issued for the whole of the Netherlands East Indies, or for some special parts of the same, by any resolution of the colonial government in respect to the import of goods.


[Printed official publication, transmitted by Vice Consul-General Scidmore.)


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(Signed at Yedo, in the English, French, Dutch, and Japanese languages, on the

25th day of June, 1866.] The representatives of Great Britain, France, the United States of America, and Holland, having received from their respective governments identical instructions for the modificdtion of the tariff of import and export duties contained in the trade regulations annexed to the treaties concluded by the aforesaid powers with the Japanese Government in 1858, which modification is provided for by the 7th of those regulations;

And the Japanese Government having given the said representatives, during their visit to Osaka, in November, 1865, a written engagement to proceed immediately to the revision of the tariff in question on the general basis of a duty of 5 per cent on the value of all articles imported or exported;

And the Government of Japan being desirous of affording a fresh proof of their wish to promote trade and to cement the friendly relations which exist between their country and foreign nations ;

His excellency Midzuno Idzumi no Kami, a member of the Gorojiu and a minister of foreign affairs, has been furnished by the Government of Japan with the necessary powers to conclude with the representatives of the above-named four powers, that is to say:

Of Great Britain-Sir Harry S. Parkes, knight commander of the most Hon orable Order of the Bath, Her Britannic Majesty's envoy extraordinary and miliister plenipotentiary in Japan ;

Of France, Monsieur Leon Roches, commander of the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honor, minister plenipotentiary of His Majesty the Empei or of the French in Japan.

Of the United States of America-A. L. C. Portman, esquire, chargé d'affaires ad interim;

And of Holland-Monsieur Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek, knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, political agent and consul-general of His Majesty the King of the Neiherlands.

The following convention comprising twelve articles:

ART. I. The contracting parties declare in the names of their respective governments that they accept, and they hereby do formally accept as binding on the subjects of their respective sovereigns and on the citizens of their respective countries, the tariff hereby established and annexed to the present convention.

This tariff is substituted not only for the original tariff attached to the treaties concluded with the above-named four powers, but also for the special conventions and arrangements relative to the same tariff which have been entered into at differ nt dates up to this time between the gove: nments of Great Britain, France, and the United States on the one side and the Japanese Government on the other.

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