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for each other under the above clauses, so that any shipmaster having less than the allowed quantity of the one article cannot on account of such deficiency claim any greater allowance of the other; and further, that whatever part of above mentioned four articles is found to exceed a vessel's proper allowance under the above clauses is to be unconditionally entered for duty unless the vessel is at once to clear again for a foreign voyage. When a vessel, Swedish or foreign, arriving from a foreign port, is again immediately to engage in a foreign voyage, the shipmaster may, if he is found to have stores of wine, brandy, coffee, and tea exceeding in quantity the allowance prescribed in this paragraph, claim the right to note down the excess upon his manifest for re-exportation, in which case such excess of stores is to be kept under custom-house seals in a bonded warehouse or in some safe and proper place on board the vessel until the ship sails again, when the rules stated in § 42 of the customs regulations for the control of re-exportations are to be followed. Should, however, a portion of this excess of stores, on account of the prolonged stay of such vessel in a Swedish port, be wanted for the use of the crew on board, such portion may be given out according to the exigencies of the case, and the stores thus released are to be deducted from the quantity noted down upon the manifest for re-exportation.
Other ships' stores than those mentioned above may likewise, subject to proper official control, when found in quantities exceeding the vessel's needs, whilst in a Swedish port and not intended for entry, be reexported with the vessel.
Any stores of domestic production which, as shown by the outward custom-house clearance, formed part of the stores previously exported with the vessel, as well as all foreign, not dutiable, stores, may be exempted from entry.
No diminution of duty is to be granted upon goods damaged during transportation if the importer intends to dispose over such goods; should he be of opinion that goods thus damaged ought not to be subjected to the full duty, he may, after the shipmaster has made the proper marine protest, request official inspection of the merchandise, which inspection is to be made by a magistrate assisted by two expert and unobjectionable persons, in the presence of the custom-house director, who is under official responsibility to control the proceedings with a view to protecting the interests of the Government. In case the merchandise was insured against sea-damage the magistrate is to request the underwriters representative-in all ports where such representative is found-to be present at the inspection; the absence of such representative, however, to be no bar to the carrying on of the proceedings. If the merchandise is found to have suffered damage under transportation, the inspectors are to give a certificate to that effect; and further, after proper scrutiny of all documents relating thereto, give their attestation to the value of similar merchandise in an undamaged condition. If no objection is made to the proceedings, the custom-house director is to attix his approval to the inspection certificate, which the non-sworn members of the inspecting board may be required to subscribe to under oath. The custom-house direction is thereupon, after previous advertising, to sell the damaged goods at public auction, whereby in consideration of the goods being
sold from bonded warehouse and duty-free, any part subject to ad valorem duties is to be assessed in accordance with the price realized at the auction sale, and in the case of merchandise paying specific duty, such duty is to be lowered in the same proportion that the price realized at the sale bears to the value established for such merchandise in an undamaged state; the proceeds of the sale are, after deduction of duties, to be handed over to the importer. Should the owner neglect to establish the damaged state of the merchandise fourteen days beyond the time prescribed by $ 21 of the customs regulations for making such declaration (of damage) to the custom-house direction, such owner is to be held responsible for the payment of the full duty, unless he, within that time, advises the custom-house direction in writing that he abandons his claim upon the damaged merchandise, which, in that case, is to be sold at public auction for account of the Government.
Proceedings to be taken in regard to the entry of merchandise saved from wrecked vessels coming from foreign ports are set forth in the fifth chapter of the customs regulations.
Concerning reciprocal commerce between Sweden and Norway, the existing or forthcoming regulations are to be followed.
All whom it may concern are dutifully to observe these instructions.
In faith whereof we have hereunto set our hand and have caused our royal seal to be affixed. Stockholm Castle, December 3, 1880. L. S.]
OSCAR. HANS FORSSELL.
ERNEST L. OPPENHEIM,
Consul. UNITED STATES CONSULATE,
Gothenburg, January 22, 1880.
THE SCHEDULE OF THE SWEDISH TARIFF.
(IN FORCE FROM JANUARY 1, 1881.)
Abbreviations used: n. 0. s., not elsewhere specified; s. C., so called.
Absinthe; to be classed with Liqueurs.
1. 20 Free. Free.
ether, cognac, rom; arrack-essence or oil, &c.
ting; when set in any other material, to be classed with Jewelry goods.
pound, when imported by druggists and other persons authorized by the Cen.
* The Swedish kroner=$0.26.8.
The tariff of Sweden-Continued.
Architectural works. (See Soulptures.)
Kr.öre. Arrack. (See Brandy and Spirits.). Arsenic; when imported by druggists or under a license granted by the ministry of commerce for use in manufactures
Free. A septine; classed with Chemico-technical preparations. Asphaltum
Free. Asphaltum felt. (See Paper for sheathing.), Asphaltum pipes ; classed with Machinery, implements, and tools not specified. Ashes, raw; of wood or of other vegetable origin..
Free. Potash, raw, refined or calcined
Free. Boxes and caskets; classed with the material, worked, of which they are made;
when composed of more than one material, or of a material that is not specified in tariff.
1 kilog.... Orpiment; classed with Colors and dye-stuffs. Balsam; copaiva, Peruvian, or any other pure balsam.
Free. Ribbons : Silk velvet and pure silk
1 kilog.... 3. 50 Half silk....
2. 30 NOTE.-No allowance to be made if the silk in “half-silk"ribbons amounts
to less than half the weight. Other kinds of ribbons, including such wherein caoutchouc, India rubber,
and similar materials are used, even if silk is a component part of them... 1 kilog.... 1. 10
NOTE.-No allowance to be made for weight of paper-wrapping or bobbins. Bark, all not otherwise provided for....
Free. Barometers. (See Physical instruments.) Bast and bast-rope.....
Free. Pitch and pitch-oil..
Free. Bone and ivory (includes whalebone): Unworked, of every kind, including therein plates for piano-forte keys, cut, split or sawn bone, and ground bone or bone-tlour...
Free. Worked: Ivory and walrus-tusk..
1 kilog... 1. 20 All other kinds
.35 Bone-black, bone coal, or bistre
Free. Amber (yellow): Raw and unworked, also when worked but unset
Free. Set in gold or silver ; to be weighed with and pay same duty as the setting.
Set in other material ; to be classed with Jewelry goods. Jewelry goods of any other material than gold or silver, such as bracelets, broaches, chains, crosses, rings, seals, buckles, &c..
1 kilog.... .80 Note.—No deduction allowed for the weight of etuis or jewelry cases, or
for pasteboard cards to which articles are fastened, Sculptures and architectural works, when they are works of art.
Free. Other kinds of sculptures and architectural works: Of wood
Free. Of any other material, of which the manufactures are not specially provided for.
.60 Bees, in hives ......
Free. Printed blanks, for commercial use. (See Paper.) Tin-plate articles, n. 8. B.: Unjapanned
1 kilog.. .24 Japanned ..
.35 Blood, of animals of all kinds..
Free. Flowers : Natural, fresh.
Free. Artificial, of cloth, paper, straw, feathers, or similar substances..
10.00 Parts of artificial flowers
4.00 NOTE I.-By " Parts of artiticial flowers" are only understood loaves in
bundles, single ears or buds, &c., not bound together or inserted. NOTE II. -No deduction allowed for the weight of boxes, paper, or similar
covering. Natural, dried
Free. Flower bulbs
Free. Lead: Unworked, in pigs or sheets...
Free. Worked, n. e. 8.: Unpainted and unjapanned.....
.07 Painted or japanned.
1 kilog Black lead..
Free. Lead pencils, all kinds
35 Sugar of lead
Free. Yarn spun of harda; hemp or linen
Free. Writing ink (no allowance made for weight of bottles or jugs).
06 Ink powders
1 kilog.... 60
The tariff of Sweden-Continued.
Letter-dies, printing type, clichés, stereotype or electrotype plates, etched or
classed with Colors and dye-stutis.
1 kilog.... Mounted in polished or japanned wood..
1 kilog. Mounted in bone, horn, or other material..
1 kilog. Masons' and housepainters' brushes; to be classed with Machinery, imple
ments, and tools not specified. Bouillon de poche Letter envelopes and paper bags...
upon which the embroidery is applied, with the addition of 20 per cent. ; but
be fastened. Embroidery canvas : Of silk
1 kilog.... of silk, with another textile..
1 kilog. Of wool...
1 kilog Of paper
1 kilog. All other kinds, composed of one or several materials.
i kilog Embroidery patterns
1 liter of
spirits." Distilled from rice: arrack
(*) Distilled from sugar: rum..
When the brandy or spirits is manufactured in France and imported
way .... Distilled from other fruit than grapes. In bottles or stone jugs:
All kinds of brandy and spirits (regardless of percentage of alcohol).... i liter..... Note I.-In order to be entitled to the benetit of the lower duty upon spirits
of French manufacture, it is necessary to produce a certificate either of the authorities at the place of production, of the collector of the port of export, or of the Swedish consul or vice-consul at the point of shipment, stating that the spirits are made of grapes and distilled in France; such certiticate, wben given by a French oflicial, inust be duly attested by a Swedish consul or vice-consul. NOTE II.-Brandy or spirits of a different strength than the one abore given
is to be reduced to the normal strength of 50 per cent. in the way prescribed by regulations. NOTE III.-Should the spirits be found to contain sugar or other foreign snb
stances, thereby vitiating the data of the alcoholometer, such spirits is to be
classod with Liqueurs. Bread: Biscuits, cakes, ginger-snaps, and similar articles; all that can not be classed
with confectionery, wrapping immediately surrounding the articles to be
* Containing 50 per cent. pure alcohol at a temperature of 15° Celsius.
10 Free. Free.
The tariff of Sweden-Continued.
Beans, all kinds, n. 8. 8.*.
the same duty as the material, worked, forming their chief component part.
necessaries, made of materials not otherwise provided for,
of resin or similar substances, to be classed with Brandy and spirits.
Salted or pickled; anchovies, sardines, and tunny
All other kinds...
With quills yet in.....
With quills taken out.
For the use of railway rolling stock .
of which the springs consist.
house officers are satisfied that such do not exceed his needs during the
oath given by the owner that such are intended only for personal use and
the owner's needs
Stuffed; classed with Natural curiosities.
upon as implemonts or tools..
*See 9 5, appended instructions.