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Majesty, (e. 114.) intituled, * An Act to regulate the trade of the British possessions abroad ;' and it is expedient to alter and amend the same in manner hereinafter provided;" be it enacted, that goods the produce of places within the limits of the East India company's charter shall be subject to the like duty as goods, &c., not being of the growth, production, or manufacture of the United Kingdom, or of any of the British possessions in America, are subject to, under the said act on importation into any of the British possessions in America,-unless such goods shall be imported from some place within those limits, -or from the United Kingdom, -or from some place in the Britisk dominions. $ 25.
Cape of Good Hope to be within the limits of the charter.-In all trade with the British possessions in America, the Cape of Good Hope, and the territories and dependencies thereof, shall be deemed to be within the limits of the East India Company's charter. § 26.
Goods not deemed the produce of the United Kingdom, &c. unless imported direct. No goods shall, upon importation into any of the British possessions in America, be deemed to be of the growth, production, or manufacture of the United Kingdom, or of any British passession in America, –unless imported from the United Kingdom, or from some British possession in America.
$ 27. Prohibitions repealed.So much of the said act as prohibits the importing or bringing into any of the British possessions in America, of Beef, Pork, or Cocoa-Nuts, -and also so much of the said act as prohibits the importation of Coffee, Sugar, Molasses, or Rum, into any of the Free Warehousing ports in any of the said possessions, foc, the purpose of being warehoused for exportation only, shall be repealed. $ 28.
Sec. 29 grants new duties, these are inserted in the TABLE OF Duties. Sec. 30 is also inserted in the Table oF DUTIES.
11 All fish oil to be as train oil.-All oil made from fish, or creatures living in the sea, shall be subject to the prohibitions and regulations of the said last-mentioned act in respect of train oil. $ 31.
Masts, &c. from the Canadas deemed produce of the Canadas.--All Masts, Timber, Staves, Wood Hoops, Shingles, Lath Wood, and Cord Wood for fuel, imported from [British possessions in North America, *}into any other British possession in America,-or into the United Kingdom,--shall be deemed to be the produce of (British possessions in North America ;* ]—and Wood of all sorts which shall have been warehoused at any warehousing port in any of the British possessions in North America, and exported from the warehouse, shall, upon importation into any other British possession in America, be subject only to one.fourth part of such duty as would otherwise be charged thereon. § 32. See 10 Geo. IV. c. 43. § 15. page 656.
Masts, &c. brought inland into British possessions in America, duty free.-Masts, timber, staves, wood hoops, shingles, lathwood, cord wood for fuel, raw hides, tallow, ashes, fresh meat, fresh fish, and horses, carriages, and equipages of travellers, being brought by land or inland navigation into the British possessions in America, shall be so brought duty free. § 33.
Exemption to extend only to duties by act of parliament.-Provided that no exemption from duty in any of the British possessions abroad,
• 10 Geo. IV. c. 43. § 15. page 656.
contained in any act of parliament; does or shall extend to any duty not imposed by act of parliament, unless and so far only as any other duty is or shall be expressly mentioned in such exemption. § 34.
Kingston and Montreal in Canada to be warehousing ports in cer. tain cases.—The ports of Kingston and Montreal in the Canadas shall be, and are hereby appointed, warehousing ports for the warehousing of goods brought by land-or inland navigation,--and of goods imported by Sea in British ships,-in like manner as if the said ports had been so appointed by the said last mentioned act. $ 35.
Goods passed on from frontier ports in the Canadas to warehousing ports.—Upon the arrival of any goods at any frontier port in the Canadas, such goods may be entered with the proper officer of the customs at such port, to be warehoused at some warehousing port in the Canadas, and may be delivered by such officer to be passed on to such warehousing port, under bond, to the satisfaction of such officer, for the due arrival and warehousing of such goods at such port. $ 36.
Warehoused goods removed to another port.—Goods warehoused at any warehousing port in any of the British possessions in America, being tirst duly entered, may be delivered under the authority of the proper officer of the customs, without payment of any duty, except for any deficiency thereof, for the purpose of removal to another warehousing port in the same possession, under bond, to the satisfaction of such officer, for the arrival and rewarehousing of such goods at such other port. $37.
Small vessels importing prohibited goods forfeited.-If any goods which are prohibited to be imported into any port or place in the British possessions in America, shall be imported, contrary to such prohibition, in any ship or vessel which is of less burthen than seventy tons, such ship or vessel shall be forfeited :-and the tonnage of such ship or vessel shall be ascertained in the same manner as the tonnage of British registered ships is ascertained. § 38.
Certain persons muy cease to be deemed Dutch proprietors in Demerara, &c.-" Whereas by the said act for regulating the trade of the British possessions abroad, certain persons therein described, subjects of the king of the Netherlands, are deemed to be Dutch proprietors in the said colonies; for certain purposes in the said act mentioned, and it is expedient to admit any of such persons to relinquish such character of Dutch proprietor ; it is therefore enacted, &c. $ 40.
Limiting the period for the fulfilment of the conditions as to the intercourse of foreign ships with the British possessions abroad." Whereas by the said act for regulating the trade of the British possessions abroad, it is, amongst other things, recited, * That by the law of navigation foreign ships are permitted to import into any of the British possessions abroad, from the countries to which they belong, goods the produce of those countries, and to export goods from such possessions, to be carried to any foreign country whatever, and that it is expedient that such permission should be subject to certain conditions ;” and it is therefore by the said act enacted, that the privileges thereby granted to Foreign ships shall be limited to 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
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12vne, eless bis Majesty, be his order in council, shall in any case dezz t expediest to eat the whole or any of such privileges to the Scé asrire ccntry, al bough the conditions aforesaid shall DR is a respects te fais led by such foreign country and whereas, res sose period bele sed far the fulfi ment by foreign countries of the co-cons Decijosed and referred to in the said recited act, the tre 290 Brna of the l'nited Kingdom, and of the British posSases and canot be regulated by fired and certain rules, but wil 00.- de series to essere dependent upon the laws from time to time Este in sea sern countries; it is therefore enacted, -That no Foreign Coueurs sèa: bereafter be deemed to have fulfilled the conditions so prestbed as aforesaid in and by the said act, as to be entitled to the priceges there a meationed, unless such foreign country had, in all respects, fu s jed those conditions within twelve months, next after the rasing of the said act, that is to say, on or before the 5th of July, 1826. $41.
For exertaining alat foreign countries are to be deemed entitled to privileges of Britisk skips-For the better ascertaining what particular tore ga muntries are permitted by law to exercise and enjoy the said privileges, it is enacted. That no Foreign Country shall hereafter be deemed to have fuifilied the before-mentioned conditions, or to be entitied to the privileges aforesaid, nnless and until his Majesty shall, by some order or orders by him made by the advice of his privy council, have declared that such foreign country hath so fulfilled the said conditions, and is entitled to the said privileges $42.
Ad not to affect orders in council issued under recited act.—Provided that nothing herein contained extends, or shall be constrned to extend, to make void or annul any order or orders in council heretofore issued under the authority of the said recited act, or to take away or abridge the powers vested in his Majesty by that act, or any of them. $ 43.
9 Geo. IV. c. 76.
An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Customs. Entry of goods in colonies for erportation as British plantation or as foreign.-And whereas the 6 Geo. IV. c. 114, was passed to regulate the trade of the British possessions abroad, and it is expedient to amend the same; it is therefore enacted, that—upon the entry outwards of any goods in any of the British possessions in America, to be exported to any other of such possessions—or to the United Kingdom,-it shall be stated in such entry, either that such goods are the produce of the British possessions in America, —or that they are of foreign production, (as the case may be :)—and if any goods not being the produce of any of the British possessions in America, be stated in such entry to be such produce, the same shall be forfeited ;—and that no goods shall be stated in the certificate of clearance of any ship from any British possession in America to be the produce of such possessions, unless such goods shall have been expressly stated so to be in the entry outwards :—and that all goods not expressly stated in such certificate of clearance to be the produce of the British possessions in America shall, at the place of importation in any other such possessions,—or in the United Kingdom,be deemed to be of foreign production. $ 22.
Certain goods imported into the colonies from warehouse in the
United Kingdom, to be duty free, &c.—The several sorts of goods hereinafter enumerated, having been warehoused in the United Kingdom, (that is to say,) Corn, Grain, Seeds, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscuit, Rice, Fruits, Pickles, Woods of all sorts, Hemp, Flax, Tow, Oakum, Pitch, Tar, Rosin, Turpentine, Ochres, Brimstone, Saltpetre, Gums, Drugs, Vegetable Oils, Burr Stones, Dog Stones, Hops, Cork, Sago, Tapioca, Spunge, Sausages, Cheese, Cider, Wax, Spices, Tallow, being imported into any of the British possessions in America direct from the warehouse in the United Kingdom, shall be so imported duty-free ;-and Horses, Mules, Asses, Neat cattle, and all other Live Stock, shall be imported or brought into the said possessions duty-free ;—and Tallow and Raw Hides brought by land or by inland navigation into any of the said possessions, shall be so brought duty-free. $ 23.
Wheat in colonies delivered to be ground.- Upon the entry of any wheat to be warehoused in any warehousing port in the British possessions in America, it shall be lawful for the officers of the customs, instead of requiring that such wheat shall be forthwith lodged in the warehouse, to deliver the same to the importer or proprietor thereof to be first ground into flour,—and also to deliver any warehoused wheat to be ground into flour, under condition, (by bond to the satisfaction of the said officers,) that within three months from the date of the bond there shall be lodged in the warehouse one barrel of good and merchantable fiour in return for every five bushels of wheat so delivered ;-and such flour so warehoused shall be held to be flour imported and warehoused under the conditions and regulations of the said last-mentioned act. $ 24.
Importation of wine into Guernsey, &c.—So much of the said lastmentioned act as restricts the importation of wine, except in certain quantities, into the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, or Sark, repealed. 25.
Nothing in 7 Geo. IV. c. 48, shall be construed to have repealed so much of 3 Geo. IV. c. 119,* as relates to the payment of duties made payable under any act or acts of the province of Lower Canada on the importation of any goods, wares, or commodities into the said province. § 26.
10 Geo. IV. c. 43.
An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Customs.
Masts, &c. into British possessions in North America.-Masts, Tim. ber, Staves, Wood, Hoops, Shingles, Lathwood, and Cordwood for fuel, shall be imported into any of the British possessions in North America duty-free ; -and such goods, upon importation thereof from such possessions into any other British possessions in America,—or into the United Kingdom, -shall be deemed to be the produce of the British possessions in North America. $ 15.
Raw Hides.-Raw Hides imported into the British possessions in North America from the west coast of Africa, shall be so imported duly free. $ 16.
* See page 669.
I Wm. IV. c. 24.
late the Trade of the British Possessions abroad. Repeal of duties upon the importation of corn, &c. into British pas sessions in America.—Whereas by an act passed in the sixth year of his late Majesty's reign, (c. 114.) intituled “ An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad,” and by subsequent acts made and passed to alter and amend the said act, certain duties of customs are imposed on articles of foreign production when imported or brought into the British possessions in America : and whereas it is expedient to repeal some of the said duties, and to alter or vary others of them; be it therefore enacted that from the 15th of April, 1831, so much of the said acts as imposes any duty in any of the British possessions in America, upon the importation or bringing in of Corn or Grain unground, or of Meal or Flour not made of wheat, or of Bread or Biscuit, or of Rice, or of Live Slock, shall be and the same is hereby repealed. $1.
of Wheat Flour, &c. into Canada.—And be it further enacted, that so much of any of the said acts as imposes any duty in the provinces of Upper or Lower Canada upon the importation or bringing in of Wheat Flour, or of Beef, Pork, Hams, or Bacon, or of Wood or Lumber, shall be and the same is hereby repealed. $ 2.
Of Wood or Lumber into Nova Scotia,&c.—And be it further enacted, that so much of any of the said acts as imposes any duty, in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward's Island, upon Wood or Lumber, shall
be and the same is hereby repealed. $ 3. of Wheat Flour, &c. from the British possessions in North America into the West Indies, &c.—And be it further enacted, that so much of any of the said acts as imposes any duty, in the British possessions on the continent of South America or in the West Indies, or in the Bahama or Bermuda islands, upon Wheat Flour, or upon Beef, Pork, Hams, or Bacon, or upon Wood or Lumber, when imported from any of the British possessions in North America, shall be and the same is hereby repealed. $ 4.
Duties of importation from any Foreign country into the West Indies. $ 5.—These duties will be found in the Schedule, page 634.
Duties to be levied and collected as if imposed by recited act.-And be it further enacted, that the duties imposeri by this act shall be raised, levied, collected, and paid unto his Majesty in like manner as if such duties had been imposed by the said first mentioned act, and had been set forth in the table of duties therein contained. $ 6.
2 and 3 Wm. IV. c. 84. An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Customs. (3 Aug. 1832.)
Erportation of Wine from Guernsey, &c.-So much of the 6 Geo. IV.c. 114. § 81. (page 649.) as restricts the exportation of wine from the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, or Sark, except in certain quantities, shall be and the same is hereby repealed. $ 50.
Spirits in bottles.-It shall and may be lawful to-import into or-export from—the said islands any—brandy, Geneva,-or other spirits in bottles,-provided the same be imported or exported in square-rigged vessels of the burthen of one hundred tons or upwards.