Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/476

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MEUKLENBURG-SCHWERIN, 1847. 469 A1u·1oLn· VI. No higher or other duties hall be imposed on the imi . · . the United States of any articles the grgwth, produce ogomhiatdttliictiiig u¤Idg»“o‘h1p;3nrrglf of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg·Schwerin or of its,iisheries and no °f °“h°" °°““"`Y· higher or other duties shall be imposed on the importation mto the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin of any articles the growth produce, and manufacture of the United States and of their iisheries ,than are or shall be payable on the like articles being the growth, prdduce, or manufacture of any other foreign country or of its ilsheries. No higher or other duties and charges shall be imposed in the United Equality in sx- States on the exportation of any articles to the Grand Duchy of Meek- P°’°”°*°””· lenburg—Schwerin, or in Mecklenburg-Schwerin on the exportation of any articles to the United States, than such as are or shall be payable on the exportation of the like articles to any other foreign country. No prohibition shall be imposed on the importation or exportation of Equality or proany articles the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Grand Duchy h“’*‘*°”°· of Mecklenburg-Schwerin or of its fisheries, or of the United States or their fisheries, from or to the ports of said Grand Duchy, or of the said Suited States, which shall not equally extend to all other Powers and rates. Anrrcnn VII. The high contracting parties engage mutuall not to rant any ar- F“"°“’ i¥F““**°" tieular favour to other nations in respect of naviggtion andgdnties of Bus- toms, which shall not immediately become common to the other party, who shall enjoy the same freely, if the concession was freely made, or on allowing a compensation as near as possible, if the concession was conditional. Anrronn VII I. In order to augment by all the means at its bestowal the commercial U°**°¤» *l°°» *****1 relations between the United States and Germany, the Grand Duchy of t°°"°°°‘ Mecklenburg-Schweriu agrees, subject to the reservation in article eleventh, to abolish the import duty on raw cotton and paddy, or rice in [See Article Xl.] the husk, the produce of the United States; to levy no higher import duty upon leaves, stems, or strips of tobacco, imported in hogsheads or casks, than one thaler and two schillings for one hundred pounds, Hamburg weight, (equal to seventy cents United States currency and weight ;) to lay no higher import duty upon rice imported in tierces or half tierces than twenty-five schillings for one hundred pounds, Hamburg weight, (equal to thirty-seven and a half cents United States currency and _ weight;) to lay no higher duty upon whale-oil, imported in casks or bar- Wh=¤l¤-<>¤l- rels, than twelve and a half chilliugs per hundred pounds, Hamburg weight, (equal to eighteen and three-quarters cents United States cur— rency and weight.) The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin further agree sto levy Transit duty, no higher transit duty on the aforementioned articles in their movement on the Berlin- Hamburg railroad than two schillings per hundred pounds, Hamburg weight, (equal to three cents United States currency_and weight,) and to levy no transit duty on the abovementioned articles when conveyed through the ports of the country. _ _ It is understood, however, that nothing herein contained shall prohibit the levying of a duty sudicient for control, which in no instance shall exceed on the two articles imported duty-free or those on transit one schilling per hundred pounds, Hamburg weight, (equal to one cent and a half United States currency and weight.) Aarrcm IX. The high contracting parties grant to each other the liberty of having, C°¤¤¤l¤' ¤m°°'¤- each in the ports of the other, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, Commercial Agents, and Vice-Commercial Agents of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favoured