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Duties leviable higher or other duties or charge shall be imposed

in any of the ports in any of His Majesty's terri

tories in Europe, on the vessels of the United ing the Ports of this King.

States of Americu, than shall be payable in the dom, to be the same ports on British vessels, and whereas a simipayable on

lar provision was made in a treaty of amity, comBritish Ves, merce, and navigation, concluded with Portugal,

and dated the 19th February, 1810, and whereas certain rates and duties, under the denomination of light duties, pilotage, ballast, buoyage, and beaconage rates, harbour duties, and other dues, are now payable by law, charter, special privilege, or grant, to the corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, to the trustees of Ramsgate Harbour, to other bodies politic and corporate, and to sundry persons in whom such rates and duties may be vested respectively, on foreign ships and vessels, over and above the rates and duties payable on British ships; and whereas it is expedient that the object of the said treaties should be effectually carried into execution; be it therefore enacted, that no higher or other rates or duties shall be levied on ships or vessels of the United States of America, or on Portuguese ships or vessels, entering or touching at any of the ports of the United Kingdom, or of His Majesty's territories in Europe, than are now, or which may become hereafter, payable on British ships.- 8. And whereas it is expedient that the said corporation trustees

of Ramsgute Harbour, other bodies politic and porations to corporate, and sundry other persons, in whom be paid the dif- such rates and duties are vested respectively,

should be indemnified for the loss sustained by and Foreign means of this Act, be it further enacted, that the Vessels, out of difference in such cases between the rates and

duties due and payable on British ships, and those

payable on foreign ships, shall be paid out of the consolidated duties of customs; and for the more effectual security of the public revenue in respect of any claims which in virtue of this Act may be made, all and every such claim or claims shall be transmitted by the aforesaid trustees, bodies politic or corporate, or persons interested, or their agent or agents, to the corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, who are hereby required to examine the same, and being satisfied as to the correctness thereof, are to certify the same accordingly, under the hand of their secretary or other proper officer, together with such claim as the said corporation may have, to the Commissioners of Customs in London, quarterly, for their order for the payment thereof; and the said Commissioners are

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AMERICA, continued. hereby required to direct payment of such claims out of the con. solidated duties of customs to the said corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond ; and the said corporation are hereby required, after retaining what may be due as their right, to pay over to the trustees of Ramsgate Harbour, to other bodies politic and corporate, and to the sundry persons in whom such rates and duties may be vested respectively, the amount of their respective claims, subject only to such incidental or other charges as have heretofore been made in the collection of such rates and duties.-$ 9.

And in order that the objects of the said treaties may be more fully effected, be it further enacted, that so much of the said duties of package, scavage, bail

Package, Scaage, or portage, or any other duties payable to the vage, &c., pay. said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the

Corporation of city of London, or to the lord mayor of the said

London, on accity for the time being, as have been heretofore paid for or on account of American or Portuguese unguese Subships, or American or Portuguese subjects, rejects, shall be spectively, shall, after the passing of this Act, be payable in like paid out of the consolidated duties of customs, to the collector appointed to receive such duties; and the said collector for the time being is hereby required to transmit to the Commissioners of Customs, quarterly, an account or certificate of such duties payable on foreign ships, and by American or Portuguese subjects, for or on account of merchandize imported or exported by them; the amount of which quarterly accounts or certificates, after due examination, and being satisfied as to the correctness thereof, the said Commissioners of the Customs are hereby required, from time to time, to order to be paid to the said collector for the time being, out of the consolidated duties of customs accordingly.*-ý 10.

This Act shall continue in force so long as the convention with the United States of America, dated the 20th of October, 1818, and the treaty with Portugal, dated the 19th of February, 1810, and so long as any treaty to be made with any foreign power, with the similarprovisions hereinbefore recited, shall respectively continue.- $ 12.

By an Order in Council, which see in page 69, vessels.belonging to subjects of the United States of America are exempt from anchorage dues, in the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark.

• See an Act, in page 70, extending the provisions contained in this clause to al foreigo countries with which Treaties of Reciprocity have been subsequently coueluded.

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CONVENTION OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION

WITH AUSTRIA.

Signed at London 21st December, 1829.

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ARTICLE 1.-From and after the 1st of February, 1830, Aus. trian vessels entering into or departing from the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and British vessels entering into or departing from the ports of the Emperor of Austria's dominions, shall not be subject to any higher duties or charges whatever, than are or shall be levied on national vessels entering or departing from such ports respectively.

Art. 2.-All articles of the produce or manufacture of any of the dominions of either of the contracting parties, which may legally be imported or exported from the ports of the United Kingdom and of Austria respectively, in vessels of country, shall, in like manner, be permitted to be imported into, and exported from, those ports in vessels of the other.

Art. 3.-All articles not of the produce or manufacture of the dominions of His Britannic Majesty, which can legally be imported from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, into the ports of Austria, in British ships, shall be subject only to the same duties as are payable upon the like articles, if imported in Austrian ships: and the same reciprocity shall be observed in the ports of the United Kingdom, in respect to all articles not of the produce or manufacture of the dominions of the Emperor of Austria, which can legally be imported into the ports of the United Kingdom in Austrian ships.

Art. 4.-All goods and merchandise which can legally be imported into the ports of either country, shall be admitted at the same rate of duty, whether imported in vessels of the other country, or in national vessels.

Art. 5.-No priority or preference shall be given, directly or indirectly, hy the Government of either country, or by any company, or corporation, or agent, acting on its behalf, or under its authority, in the purchase of any article the produce or manufacture of either country, imported into the other, on account of the national character of the vessel in which imported; it being the true intent of the contracting parties, that no distinction whatsoever shall be made in this respect.

Art. 6.-Relates to the trade to be carried on in Austrian vessels, with the British dominions in India; which see in page 266, under “ Trade with the British Possessions Abroad."

AUSTRIA, continued.

Art. 7.--All the possessions of His Britannic Majesty in Europe, except the British possessions in the Mediterranean sea, shall, for all the purposes of this Convention, be considered as forming part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Art. 8.-That clause of Article 7 of the Convention concluded at Paris on the 5th of November, 1815, between the Courts of Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, which relates to the commerce between the dominions of His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty and the United States of the Ionian Islands, is hereby confirmed.

Art. 9.-The present Convention shall be in force until the 18th of March, 1836, and, further, until the end of twelve months after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same ; each of the high contracting parties reserving to itself the right of giving such notice to the other, on, or at any time after, the said 18th of March, 1836; and it is hereby agreed between them, that, at the expiration of twelve months after such notice shall have been received by either party from the other, this Convention, and all the provisions thereof, shall altogether cease and determine.

Done at London, the 21st day of December, 1829. The Order in Council for carrying the above Convention into

effect is dated the 21st of November, 1831; and is as

follows:From and after the day of the date hereof, Austrian vessels entering or departing from the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, together with the cargoes on board the same, such cargoes consisting of articles which may be legally imported or exported, shall not be subject to any other or higher duties or charges whatever, than are or shall be levied on British vessels entering or departing from such ports, or on similar articles when imported into or exported from such ports in British vessels; and such articles when exported from the said ports in Austrian vessels, shall be entitled to the same bounties, drawbacks, and allowances, that are granted on similar articles when exported in British vessels.

See Order in Council in page 69; abolishing anchorage dues in the islands of Guerney, Jersey, Alderney, and Sark, on vessels belonging to the subjects of any State or Power with whom His Majesty shall enter into treaties or conventions of

commerce.

CONVENTION OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION

WITH THE STATE OF COLOMBIA.

Signed at Bogota 18th April, 1825. ARTICLE 1.-There shall be perpetual, firm, and sincere amity between the dominions and subjects of His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland, his heirs and successors, and ihe state and people of Colombia.

Art. 2.There shall be, between all the territories of his Britannic Majesty in Europe, and the territories of Colombia, a reciprocal freedom of commerce. The subjects and citizens of the two countries, respectively, shall have liberty, freely and securely to come, with their ships and cargoes, to all such places, ports, and rivers, in the territories aforesaid, to which other foreigners are or may be permitted to come, to enter into the same, and to remain and reside in any part of the said territories, respectively; also to hire and occupy houses and warehouses for the purposes of their commerce; and gené. rally, the merchants and traders of each nation, respectively, shall enjoy the most complete protection and security for their commerce; subject always to the laws and statutes of the two countries respectively.

Art. 3.-His Majesty the King of Great Britain and Ireland engages further, that the citizens of Colombia shall have the like liberty of commerce and navigation stipulated for in the preceding Article, in all his dominions situated out of Europe, to the full extent in which the same is permitted at present, or shall be permitted hereafter, to any other nation.

Art. 4.--No higher or other duties shall be imposed on the importation into the territories of his Britannic Majesty, of any articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of Colombia, and no higher or other duties shall be imposed on the importation into the territories of Colombia, of any articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of his Britannic Majesty's dominions, than are or shall be payable on the like articles, being the growth, produce, or manufacture of any other foreign country; nor shall any other or higher duties or charges be imposed, in the territories or dominions of either of the contracting parties, on the exportation of any articles to the territories or dominions of the other, than such as are or may be payable on the exportation of the like articles to any other foreign country: nor shall any prohibition be imposed upon the exportation or importation of any articles the growth, produce, or manufacture of His Britannic Majesty's dominions, or of the said territories of Colombia, to or from the said dominions

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