BELGIUM, 1845. 49 only to duties levied for the benefit of the State, but also to those levied for the benent of provinces, cities, countries, districts, townships, corporations, or any other division or _)ur1sd1ction, whatever may be its designation. ARTICLE III. Beciprocally, vessels of the United States, whether coming from a V°¤¤**l¤¤fU¤i**=<i port of said States or from a foreign port, shall not pay, either on enter- S°““?S in p°'” °f ing or leaving the ports of Belgium, whatever may be`their destination, B°lgmm` any other or higher duties of tonnage, pilotage, anchorage, buoys, lighthouses, clearance, brokerage, or generally other charges whatever than are required from Belgian vessels in similar cases. This provision extends not only to duties levied for the benefit of the State, but also to those levied for the benefit of provinces, cities, countries, districts, townships, corporations, or any other division or jurisdiction, whatever be ICS designation. Amriomsx IV. The restitution by Belgium of the duty levied by the Government of Restitution of the Netherlands on the navigation of the Scheldt, in virtue of the third S°b°m* (wry- paragraph of the ninth article of the treaty of April nineteenth, eightgen hundred and thirty-nine, is guaranteed to the vessels of the United fates. Anrrcrs V. Steam vessels of the United States and of Belgium, engaged in regu- Certain steamlar navigation between the United States and Belgium, shall be exempt wsse]? °¤°mPi in both countries from the payment of duties of tonnage, anchorage, f""" du""` buoys, and light·houses. Aarxcmz VI. As regards the coasting trade between the ports of either country, C<>¤¤¢i¤g twisthe vessels of the two nations shall be treated on both sides on the same footing with the vessels of the most favoured nation. Anrroma VII. Articles of every description, whether proceeding from the soil, in- _ Duties on direct dustry, or warehouses of Belgium, directly imported therefrom, into ‘mP°’*°· the ports of the United States, in Belgian vessels, shall pay no other or higher duties of import than if they were imported under the flag of said States. _ _ _ _ And reciprocally, articles of every description directly imported into Belgium from the United States, under the fiag of the said States, shall pay no other or higher duties than if they were imported under the Belgian flag. It is well understood : _ 1st. That the goods shall have been really put on board in the ports from which they are declared respectively to come. 2d. That a putting-in at an intermediate port, produced by_uncoutrollable circumstances, duly proved, does not occasion the forfeiture of the advantage allowed to direct importation. Arvricmn VIII. Articles of ever description, imported into the United States from _Du ties os m- other countries thzin Belgium, under the Belgian flag, shall pay no other d“`°°* ““P°“ · or higher duties whatsoever than it'_ they had been imported under the flag of the most favoured foreign nation, other than the flag of the country from which the importation is made. And reciprocally, articles ot every R s rv-4
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