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COLONY OF SURINAM.
[NOTE. The monetary unit of the colony is the Dutch florin ($0.402). For weights and measures Dutch Guiana has adopted the metrical system.]
[Corrected up to June, 1899.]
Arms and ammunition:
Guns and carbines..
Barrels for guns, separate
3 Revolvers, pistols, Flaubert carbines and pistols.
Bullets for guns and pistols, and shot
For breech-loading guns
For revolvers and Flaubert carbines.
In casks, tins, tubes, or jars, the tare is 20 per cent. Tow for calking....
Spring and mineral waters, natural, effervescent lemonade and gaseous waters.
In bottles or jars..........
13 Alcoholic liquids not specially mentioned (with the exception of alcoholic liquids, not composed, obtained by distillation); also liqueurs, bitters, and other similar distilled beverages, varnishes, and other liquids prepared with alcohol, excepting beverages containing more than 5 liters of alcohol per hectoliter at a temperature of 15° C.
Hectoliter containing 50 per cent of alcohol at 15° C..)
a. Liqueurs and other liquids which, in addi
tion to alcohol and water, contain sub-
b. Distilled beverages or those prepared with
Every importer has the right to claim the veritica-
Kilogram = 2.2046 pounds.
11 Bread and biscuits..
12 Dynamite, lithofracteur, and other similar explosives not comprised in ammunitions of war:
In their primitive form or in bulk.
In preparations or in mixtures the explosion of .....do
Per liter or frac-
2 Liter 1.0567 quarts.
15 p. c. |
13 Alcoholic liquids not specially mentioned, etc.-Cont'd.
Sulphuric ether, chloroform, and all other similar
(Composed ethers of fruit essences, acetic ether,
14 Cereals and pulse, dried, in whatever package; beans,
pease. lentils, etc.
(Imported in quantities of less than 1 kilogram they shall be classed as garden seeds.)
32 Playing cards, detached or in sheets..
Tare, 36 per cent.
Nails, large and small, of all kinds.
Bricks, per 1,000, and in proportion when in smaller or larger quantities.
37 Sugar of all qualities, also candy sugars...
1 See supplement.
a. When these oils are inflammable at a temper Lire
b. In all other cases..
In rolls or in the leaf..
For common cases of tea weighing 58 kilograms and more the tare is 18 per cent, and for common cases of less than 58 kilograms, 25 per cent.
41 Cordage: Cables, ropes, etc., nets, twine, and rope yarn.
Dry or prepared, of all kinds (excepting water
Varnishes of all kinds....
Meat, in barrels or sacks:
Salted (tare, 36 per cent).
Cod, herrings, mackerel, sliver (bait), and all other Kilogram..
The tare for herrings, mackerel, sliver, and
Common, hard, not perfumed, in bars or cakes; also
Perfumed and other fine soap, such as cocoanut,
Hams and shoulders, smoked, of European origin.....
Fireworks of all kinds..
Wines, including vermuth, wine from fruits, and all artificial and ginger wines.
All other goods and articles which, according to kind and destination, can not be classed in one of the categories above enumerated, with the exception of goods, which are, conformably to article 2, free of duty.
Kilogram . .....do
ART. 2. The following shall be exempt from import duties: '
a. All articles consigned directly to the colonial government and to the land or marine forces.
Provisions and other necessaries imported for account of the Government and intended for the crews of Dutch men-of-war and the garrison shall be included in these articles. Importations made for the private account of officers or their subordinates shall be excepted, even when such articles are shipped to their official address.
b. Provisions and necessaries for consumption on board of vessels entering the port, upon the condition that such articles be entered in the manifest, conformably to article 4, and that the customs officers have, on their visit, ascertained that they are really intended for this purpose and do not exceed the quantity fixed in article 3. This exemption may also be granted for larger quantities, provided that the excess be reexported on the same vessel and that, up to the moment of exportation, the vessel remains under customs supervision or seals.
c. Effects and baggage of travelers for their personal use, new articles excepted.
ART. 3. Article 2, relative to the duty-free goods in question, should be completed in the following
For all articles for which the free entry is requested the declaration must mention the class in which the interested party considers they should be classed, as well as their proper denomination. "Should it be ascertained, at the time of examination, that the articles do not come under the class assigned to them, and that they are subject to duty, the declaration shall be deemed to contain an erroneous designation of the goods."
d. Personal effects of persons coming to establish themselves in the colony of Suri nam. These shall be examined on entry and shall only be admitted free of duty when the examiner finds that they have been in use, that they are not new, are not comestibles, and are proportionate to the profession or social condition of the owner. In order to obtain this permission of free entry a written request must be previously addressed to the controller of taxes at Paramaribo, or to the collector at Nickerie. When, at the moment of examination, new articles, provisions, or other comestibles are found, which have not been declared or for which the permit of free entry has been granted on the declaration that they have been in use, such declaration shall be considered erroneous, and proceedings shall be taken conformably to law.
e. Gold and silver coins, gold and silver in bars, ingots, or any other form so that such metals can not be utilized for any other purpose without remelting. f. Articles exported and reimported within one year after having undergone repairs of any kind.
g. The following articles:
50. Asphalt, bituminous cardboard for roofing: also asphalted felt for roofing and for vessels.
52. Tin plate.
53. Heads, staves, and hoops for casks; also barrels for rum, sugar, and molasses.
54. Books (excepting albums, commercial registers, and account books), journals, maps and charts, and music in detached sheets stitched or bound.
55. Incombustible material for roofing.
56. Printing type.
57. Printing ink.
58. Printing presses.
59. Packages, especially those employed for the importation of goods, provided that they be of materials and stuff's generally used for this purpose.
60. Asses-mules, asses, and jacks.
61. Steam machines for agricultural and industrial purposes, and detached parts thereof, on condition
1. Agricultural and garden implements, implements for factories, mine steam engines, and
2. Railway, tramway, and portable railway material,' including rails, tools, carriages and other
3. Material for the construction and working of telegraph and telephone lines, also apparatus
62. Colophany. 63. Ice.
64. Iron in bars, rods, hoop iron, sheets, angle, and T iron.
65. Instruments, mathematical, physical, surgical, and optical.
66. Lime and cement of all kinds.
67. Charcoal and animal black.
68. Copper, wrought or rolled, in plates, sheets, or bars.
69. Lead in bars, ingots, and all coarse articles of lead, also lead leaf.
71. Sewing machines.
72. Pitch and tar.
73. Plants-trees and plants, live.
74. Bridges (rietponten) and detached parts of same, also their bolts, rivets, etc., in a quantity deemed necessary for their adjustment.
75. Ships, flatboats (schuiten), and craft, and detached parts of same, also their bolts, rivets, etc., in a quantity deemed necessary for their adjustment.
76. Oil paintings, pastel and crayon drawings, water colors, wood engravings, steel or copper lithegraphs, and photographs.
(Frames and glasses pay a duty of 10 per cent ad valorem.)
77. Stones for paving streets or for dikes; asphalt, crude, and other stones roughly wrought (excepting bricks), for buildings or for dikes.
78. Tin, in lumps or bars.
79. Military equipments not intended for sale, but imported directly by the interested parties for their personal use, such as sabers and trimmings of gold or silver for uniforms for officers and petty officers of the army, navy, and civic guards.
When the quantity imported by one person seems to exceed that necessary for his equipment this favor shall not be accorded.
80. Cattle for slaughtering, breeding, or dairy purposes.
81. Seeds for gardens, etc.
(See No. 14.)
82. Packing sacks for coffee, cocoa, etc.
83. Zinc, rolled in sheets.
ORDINANCE of August 3, 1894, MODIFYING THE ORDINANCE OF MAY 10, 1887, AS
ART. 1. Number 36 (coal) of the tariff of import duties established by article 1 of the ordinance of May 10, 1887, as modified by the ordinance of September 11, 1889. is suppressed.
1 See Supplement.
ART. 2. The schedule of goods exempt from import duty in virtue of article 2 of the above-mentioned ordinance is modified as follows:
a. Paragraph 2 of No. 61 shall read: "Railway, tramway, and portable railway material, including rails, tools, carriages, and other articles destined for their construction or working.."
b. Between Nos. 77 (stones, etc.) and 78 (tin, etc.) the following number should be inserted: 77bis. Coal."
[Tariff translated by Minister Tillman, of Quito.]
All foreign merchandise may be imported into the Republic by natives and foreigners without distinction of the flag of the vessel.
For the collection of duties on imports the articles will be divided into fifteen classes, assessed as follows per kilogram (2.2046 pounds):
1. Prohibited goods..
2. Free goods
CLASS 1.-Prohibited articles.
Rate of duty.
.50 1.00 1.50
30 per ct. ad val.
| 11. Copper and nickel coins of every class other than national or those coined by order of the State.
12. Foreign silver coin can neither be cleared from the custom-house nor put into circulation in the country. It will be detained in the custom-house until it is shipped abroad under bond. No bond will be canceled until the return of the permit from the custom-house, which will be conceded at the proper time to the satisfaction of the superintendent of the custom-house. In case permit is not returned in due time, the bond will be forfeited and the amount turned into the treasury.
Government only can import for national use articles of war and other objects comprehended in the present article, with the exception of subsections 3,7, and 8, which can not be introduced on any account, nor those under subsection 12 without special law by Congress for this object.
As to dynamite, it will be disposed of by the laws reforming the laws with reference to mining.
CLASS 2.-Free goods.'
Plows, baggage of travelers up to 100 kilograms (220.46 pounds) for each person, always understood that traveler and baggage come in the same vessel. The excess of baggage will pay the duties corresponding to the class to which it belongs. It is understood that by baggage is meant clothes, shoes, bed, saddle, arms, and instruments of the profession of the traveler, though it may not have
Minister Sampson sends from Quito, under date of December 1. 1898, copy of a law passed by the Ecuadorian Congress and just published translation of which reads:
ARTICLE 1. Machines and machinery intended for the encouragement of agriculture and manu factures will be released from the payment of all import duties.
ART. 2. In like manner, no import duties on cotton, ginned or unginned, will be exacted for the term of two years from the promulgation of this decree.