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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.

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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.

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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.]




Gothenburg, January 22, 1880.


[Translated and forwarded to the Department by Consul Oppenheim, of Gothenburg.]

Abbreviations used: n. 0. s., not elsewhere specified; s. C., so called.

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Absinthe; to be classed with Liqueurs.
Accordeons; to be classed with Industrial productions not provided for.
Ethers and ether spirituosus, 8. c. Hoffman's drops
Other ethers, composite or mixed, such as salt peter-ether, vinegar-ether, fruit.

1 liter.....

1 liter...

1. 20 Free. Free.

1 kilog..




ether, cognac, rom; arrack-essence or oil, &c.
Scrapings, waste and shavings, n. 0. 8......
Agate, worked or rough; unset....
When set in gold or silver, to be weighed with and pay same duty as the set-

ting; when set in any other material, to be classed with Jewelry goods.
Alabaster, worked or rough, n. o.s.
Albums; etuis to be weighed along with albuns
Albumen; classed with Chemico-technical preparations.
Alcanne root.
Aloes; classed with Apothecaries' stock and drugs
Alth root
Alum, all kinds.
Aniline colors; classed with Chemico-technical preparations..
Anise soed.
Crudo antimony, spetsglaus, and regulus.
Orange-poel, dried
Apothecaries' stock and drugs; all not otherwise provided for, simple or com.

pound, when imported by druggists and other persons authorized by the Cen.
tral Health Bureau to deal in such wares; by scientitic men for scientific pur.
poses, or by manufacturers needing such materials in their industries

* The Swedish kroner=$0.26.8.


1 kilog....

1 kilog
1 kilog

25 Free.

25 25


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....

1 kilog...

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. Bast-matting

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

1 kilog.

.35 Bone-black, bone coal, or bistre

1 kilog

.2 Barberry-root..

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.

1 kilog..

.60 Bees, in hives ......

Free. Printed blanks, for commercial use. (See Paper.) Tin-plate articles, n. 8. B.: Unjapanned

1 kilog.. .24 Japanned ..

1 kilog..

.35 Blood, of animals of all kinds..

Free. Leeches

Free. Flowers : Natural, fresh.

Free. Artificial, of cloth, paper, straw, feathers, or similar substances..

1 kilog.

10.00 Parts of artificial flowers

1 kilog.

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.....

1 kilog

.07 Painted or japanned.

1 kilog Black lead..

Free. Lead pencils, all kinds

1 kilog.

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

. 35

1 kilog.

1 kilog..
Bobbins; classed with Machinery, implements, and tools not specified.
Bookbinders' cloth or sized and embossed cotton cloth. (See Textiles.)
Book covers, when separate

1 kilog.... 60

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Letter-dies, printing type, clichés, stereotype or electrotype plates, etched or

engraved plates
Printing inks or colors, 11sed for book or copper printing or lithography; to be

classed with Colors and dye-stutis.
Bole clay, white and red, and terra sigillata
Gun-cotton. (See Powder.)
Borax and boracic acid
Bristles; classed with Hair.
Mounted in unpolished or painted wood or iron

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...

1 kilog....
Britannia metal. (Soe Me is, not specified.)
Embroideries, all kinds; complete or only begun, pay same duty as the material

upon which the embroidery is applied, with the addition of 20 per cent. ; but
when such material is on the free list, there shall be levied a duty of 10 per
cent. ad valorem.
NOTE.- No deduction allowed for weight of paper to which embroideries may

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 kilog..
Bronze; classed with Metals, not specified.
Brouze powder, weight of paper-wrapping included.

1 kilog...
Brunsten (manganese superoxide).
Brandy and spirits:
In barrels or casks:
Distilled from grain, potatoes or other roots.

1 liter of

spirits." Distilled from rice: arrack

(*) Distilled from sugar: rum..

Distilled from grapes:

When the brandy or spirits is manufactured in France and imported
directly from that country by sea

When manufactured in any other country or imported in any other

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
weigbed with them

1 kilog...
All other kinds...
Bottles. (See Glass.)
Boats. (See Ships and Boats.)
Ladies' belts, garters, woven straps for dresses and similar articles; to be classed

with Suspenders.
Berries, n. e. s. (See Fruit.) or sirups; to be classed with Winos.

Blank; ruled or unruled, pay same duty as paper with 20 per cent. added

With raised letters for the use of the blind.

* Containing 50 per cent. pure alcohol at a temperature of 15° Celsius.



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The tariff of Sweden-Continued.





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Beans, all kinds, n. 8. 8.*.
Carrageen or Irish moss...
Cassia fistula..
French mushrooms (champignons), weight of cans included
Chenillo; classed with Military haberdashery.
Cider; classed with Wines.
Chicory root..
When burned or ground; classed with Roasted materials used as substitutes

for coffee.
Lemon juice........
Salts of lemon or crystallized citric acid.
Lemon peel, dried
Cokes. (See Coal.)
Crucibles; classed with Machinery, implements, and tools not specified.
Decorations, plateaux with belongings, and ornaments, n. o. ., to be subject to

the same duty as the material, worked, forming their chief component part.
Oakum and oakum-matting.
Grape sugar; to be classed with Raw sugar, of darker color than No. 18 Dutch

Dowd, of all kinds.
Asafetida; classed with Apothecaries' stock.
Enamel, in bulk
Juniper berries..............
Juniper jam.....
Essences. (See Volatile oils.)
Paper labels and tags. (See Paper.),
Etuis and traveling

necessaries, made of materials not otherwise provided for,
with or without belongings
Ships and boats, with all appartenances
Falence. (See Porcelain.)
Varnishes (includes boiled oils)
NOTE.-So-called "spirit varnish," consisting of spirits with a small addition

of resin or similar substances, to be classed with Brandy and spirits.
Files; classed with Machinery, implements, and tools not specified.
Tbimbles, of all materials except gold and silver...

Salted or pickled; anchovies, sardines, and tunny

All other kinds...
Whalebone. (See Bone and ivory.)
Fish roe, salted. (See Caviar.)
Fish skins, raw or prepared..

With quills yet in.....

With quills taken out.
Springs :

For the use of railway rolling stock .
Hoopskirt springs, covered. (See Bonnet-frames, &c.)
Watch-springs; classed with Watch materials.
All other kinds of springs to be classed with manufactures of the material

of which the springs consist.
Cuttle-fish bone, Ossa sepiæ
Baggage and personal effects:
Necessaries for travoling, accompanied by the owner, when the custom-

house officers are satisfied that such do not exceed his needs during the

Other old or previously-used articles and portable property, when after due

oath given by the owner that such are intended only for personal use and
not for sale, the custom-house officers are satisfied that such do not exceed

the owner's needs
Elderberry sirup. (See Sirups.)
Elderberry wine. (See Wines.)
Spunk, prepared..
Bird-lime. (Soo Varnishes.)

Slaughtered or shot; classed with Meats.

Stuffed; classed with Natural curiosities.
Tin and lead foil..
Moldo, of all materials, when they are for use in manufactures and can be looked

upon as implemonts or tools..
Photographic viows and portraits. (See Copper prints.)

*See 9 5, appended instructions.

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