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Cape of Good Hope, continued.

Barrels or casks imported into the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, to be there sold or employed as wine barrels or as wine casks; and hoops, staves, or headings, imported into the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, to be there sold or employed for or in the making of any such wine barrels or wine casks, shall be importable for the purposes aforesaid into the said colony free of all duty whatsoever.

Free. Under the provisions of the Act 6 Geo. IV. c. 114, § 4 (see p. 261), Foreign Ships be.

and by and with the advice of His Privy Council, longing to countries His Majesty doth deem it expedient to grant to the in amity with His ships of all foreign countries in amity with his MaMajesty, may trace jesty, the privileges granted by the last recited Act, with the Cape of Good Hope.

so far as respects the said colony of the Cape of

Good Hope; His Majesty doth therefore, by the ad. vice aforesaid, declare and grant, that it shall and may be lawful for all foreign ships belonging to countries in amity with his Majesty, to import into the colony of the Cape of Good Hope from the countries to which they respectively belong, goods, the produce of those respective countries, and to export goods from the said colony of the Cape of Good Hope, to be carried to any foreign country whatever.

And whereas it is expedient that certain parts of the Act 6 Geo. IV. The following sec.

c. 114 (viz. $ 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 18 to 27

both inclusive, 33 to 44 both inclusive, 49 to 72 both Geo. IV. c. 114, ex- inclusive, 74 and 75, and 79 to 85 both inclusive), tended to the Cape should be extended and applied to the said colony of of Good Hope, viz., $ 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12,

the Cape of Good Hope; His Majesty doth therefore, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21. with the advice of His Privy Council, and in exercise 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, of the powers vested in him by the 73d section of 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38,

the last-recited Act, order, that all and every the en39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54,

actments, provisions, and declarations, so far as the 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, same are hereinbefore recited, shall be, and they are 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, hereby extended to and declared to be in force within 67, 68.69, 70, 71, 72, the said colony of the Cape of Good Hope, as fully 74, 75, 79, 80,81, 82, 83, 84, and 85. and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as the

same are by force and virtue of the said Act extended to and declared to be in force within the British possessions in America.

List of Free Porls ;-Cape Town, Simon's Town, and Port Elizabeth. List of Free Warehousing Ports ;-Cape Town and Simon's Town.

And it is further ordered, that within the meaning, and for the pure poses of the said Act, the several ports above mentioned, -viz., the several ports of Cape Town, Simon's Town, and Port Elizabeth, shall be deemed to be free ports; and the said ports of Cape Town and Simon's Town

shall be, and be deemed to be, free warehousing Provisions, penalties, &c. of 6 Geo. ports; and all the provisions, penalties, and forfeitIV.c. 114, to extend

ures in the said Act contained, respecting the free to Cape Town, si: ports, and free warehousing poris therein mentioned, mon's Town, and shall extend to the said ports of Cape Town, Simon's

Town, and Port Elizabeth, as free ports, and to the

Port Elizabeth.

CAPE of Good Hope, continued. said ports of Cape Town, and Simon's Town, as free warehousing ports, as fully and effectually as if the same were respectively inserted and enumerated in the 'Table of Free Ports and of Free Warehousing Ports in the said Act contained.

And it is further ordered, that it shall be lawful for any persons who shall have duly made entry

either of the said ports

On a Warehousing of Cape Town and Simon's Town, of any goods to be Entry being passed, there lodged in the warehouse, and who shall in all the transhipment other respects have complied with the law respecting

of the goods will be

allowed on certain the warehousing of such goods, to tranship the same,

conditions. within the limits of such port, into any vessel, without the actual landing thereof on shore, if such person shall in all respects comply with and observe such regulations as may be made for effecting any such transhipment by the Lords Commissioners for the time being of his Majesty's Treasury; which regulations shall by the said Lords Commissioners he signified to the Chief Officer of his Majesty's Customs at each of the said respective ports, through the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs.

And whereas by the Act 6 Geo. IV. c. 114, § 59 (see page 254), certain abatement and remission of duties in certain cases

Abatement and re. is provided for; it is hereby further ordered, thạt

mission of duties in a similar abatement or remission, as the case may be, shall be made, in respect of the duties imposed by this present Order, in respect of all goods imported into the said colony.

Order in Council, 22 February, 1832.

certain cases.

RECIPROCITY. And whereas by the law of Navigation (see page 4) foreign Ships are permitted to import into any of the British Possessions abroad, from the countries to which they belong,

Privileges granted Goods the produce of those countries, and to export limited to the Ships

to foreign Ships Goods from such possessions to be carried to any of those countries, foreign country whatever; and it being expedient that which, having Co.

lonial Possessions, such permission should be subject to certain con

shall grant the like ditions, it is therefore enacted, that the privileges privileges to Brithereby granted to foreign Ships shall be limited to tish Ships, &c. the Ships of those countries, which, having Colonial Possessions, shall grant the like privileges of trading with those possessions to British Ships, or which, not having Colonial Possessions, shall place the commerce and navigation of this country and of its possessions abroad upon the footing of the most favoured nation ; unless His Majesty by his order in council shall in any case deem it expedient to grant the whole or any of such privileges to the Ships of any foreign country, although the conditions aforesaid shall not in all respects be fulfilled by such foreign country.—6 Geo. IV. c. 114. $ 4.

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PRIVILEGES OF TRADE GRANTED TO

CERTAIN POWERS.

CONVENTION OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION

WITH FRANCE.

Signed at London, 26 January, 1826. ADDITIONAL ARTICLES.—(The previous articles, which relate to the intercourse with the United Kingdom and the British possessions in Europe, will be found in page 32.)

Art. 1.- From and after the 1st of October, 1826, French vessels shall be allowed to sail from any port whatever of the countries under the dominion of His Most Christian Majesty, to all the colonies of the United Kingdom (except those possessed by the East India Company), and to import into the said colonies all kinds of merchandize (being productions the growth or manufacture of France, or of any country under her dominion), with the exception of such as are prohibited to be imported into the said colonies*, or are permitted to be imported only from countries under the British dominion* ; and the said French vessels, as well as the merchandize imported in the same, shall not be subject, in the colonies of the United Kingdom, to other or higher duties than those to which British vessels may be subject, on importing the same merchandize from any foreign country, or which are imposed upon the merchandize itself. The same facilities shall be granted, reciprocally, in the colonies of France, with regard to the importation, in British vessels, of all kind of merchandize, (being productions the growth and manufacture of the United Kingdom, or of any country under the British dominion,) with the exception of such as are prohibited to be imported into the said colonies, or are permitted to be imported only from countries under the dominion of France. And whereas all goods, the produce of

any foreign country, may now be imported into the colonies of the United Kingdom, in the ships of that country, with the exception of a limited list of specified articles, which can only be imported into the said colonies in British ships, His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom reserves to himself the power of adding to the said list of excepted articles any other, the produce of the French dominions, the addition whereof may appear to his Majesty to be necessary for placing the commerce and navigation to be permitted to the subjects of each of the High Contracting Parties with the colonies of the other, upon a footing of fair reciprocity.

Art. 2.- From and after the same period, French vessels shall be allowed to export from all the colonies of the United Kingdom (except those possessed by the East India Company), all kinds of merchandize, which are not prohibited to be exported from such colonies in vessels other than those of Great Britain ; and the said vessels, as well as the merchandize exported in the same, shall not be subject to other or higher duties than those to which British vessels may be subject, on exporting

• See page 248.

France.

RECIPROCITY, continued. the said merchandize, or which are imposed on the merchandize itself; and they shall be entitled to the same bounties, drawbacks, and allowances of the same nature, to which British vessels would be entitled, on such exportation. The same facilities and privileges shall be granted, reciprocally, in all the colonies of France, for the exportation, in British vessels, of all kinds of merchandize, which are not prohibited to be exported from such colonies in vessels other than those of France.

The conditions referred to in the 4th Section of the Act 6 Geo. IV. c. 114, as before stated*, have not in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of France; but, nevertheless, His Majesty by the advice of his Privy Council doth deem it expedient to grant certain of the privileges aforesaid to the ships of France; His Majesty doth, therefore, in pursuance of the powers vested in him, declare and grant that it shall be lawful for French ships to import into any of the British Possessions in the West Indies and America, from the dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, such goods, being the produce of those dominions, as are enumerated in the Table subjoined, and to export Goods from such British Possessions, to be carried to any foreign country whatever.

TABLE REFERRED TO.
Wheat.
Barley.

Wood Hoops.
Flour.
Judian Corn.

Live Stock.
Biscuit.
Rice.

Hay and Straw.
Bread.
Shingles.

Coin and Bullion.
Meal.

Red Oak Staves, or Diamonds,
Pease.

Headings.

Salt.
Beans.

White Oak Staves, Fruit and Vegetables,
Rye.

or Headings. fresh.
Calavances.
Wood.

Cotton Wool.
Oats.

Lumber. And all Articles subject on Importation to a duty ad valorem, and on which Articles the amount of such duty shall not at the time of importation exceed 71. 10s. per cent. of the value of the same.-Order in Council, 1 June, 1826.

His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, has deemed it expedient that the above Order (dated 1 June, 1826) should be extended to the Island of Mauritius ; His Majesty by the advice aforesaid, and in pursuance of the powers vested in him by the Act mentioned in the said Order, doth hereby declare and grant that it shall be lawful for French ships to import into the said island of Mauritius from the dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, such goods, being the produce of those dominions, as are mentioned and enumerated in the Table subjoined to the said Order. And for the prevention of any doubts respecting the true meaning and effect of the said Order, and of this present Order, His Majesty is further pleased to order and declare that neither shall extend, or be construed to extend to

France.

France.

Reciprocity, continued. authorise the importation in French ships into any of the British Possessions in the West Indies and America, or into the Island of Mauritius, from the dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, of any Wine, being the produce of those dominions.-Order in Council, 16 Dec. 1826.

It shall be lawful for French ships to import into the British possessions on the Western Coast of Africa, and into the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, and into the Island of Ceylon, and into His Majesty's

settlements in the Island of New Holland, and into the

Island of Van Diemen's Land, and into the several Islands and Territories dependent upon and belonging to the several Settlements or Colonies aforesaid, from the dominions of His Most Christian Majesty, such goods, being the produce of those dominions, as are mentioned and enumerated, or referred to in the Table subjoined to the Order of the 1st June, 1826.—(See page 263.) And in further pursuance of the powers vested in His Majesty by Acts passed in the 7th & 8th years of His reign, His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council, is further pleased to declare that the conditions mentioned and described in an Act passed in the 6th year of His Majesty's reign, (see page 261,) have in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of His

Majesty as King of Hanover, and by the Government Hanorer, Sweden, of His Majesty the King of Sweden* and Norway,* and Norway.

and by the Government of His Serene Highness the Duke of Oldenburg, and by the free Hanseatic Republics of Lubeck,

Bremen,

and Hamburg, and by the State of Colombia, The Government and by the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata, and beck, Bremen, Ham. by the United States of Mexico : And His Majesty bro, Colombia, and is further pleased to declare that the ships of and the United Provinces belonging to the Kingdoms, Republics, Provinces, of Rio de la Plata and Mexico.

and States aforesaid, are entitled to the privileges so

granted by the Laws of Navigation, (see page 4&6,) and may respectively import from such the dominions to which they respectively belong, into the British Possessions abroadt, Goods the produce of such dominions respectively, and may export Goods from the British possessions abroadt, to be carried into any foreign country what

And His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council, doth deem it expedient to grant the privileges aforesaid to the ships of the

dominions of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, Russiat.

ever.

His Majesty doth, therefore, in pursuance of the powers See the 6th Article of the Convention with Sweden and Norway, in page 62. + In the Convention with Sweden and Norway (which see in page 62), an exception is made in parenthesis, viz. (other than those in the possession of the East India Company), and with respect to the commerce to be carried on in vessels of Sweden and Norway with the British dominions in the East Indies, or now beld by the East India Company in virtue of their charter, the same pri. vileges in all respects are granted to the subjects of His Swedish Majesty, as are or may be enjoyed, under any treaty or Act of Parliament, by the subjects or citizens of the most favoured nation ; subject to the laws, regulations, and restrictions applicable to the ships and subjects of such foreign country trading

See Convention with Russia, relating to points connected with the commerce,

with the said dominions.

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