COMMERCIAL CON VENTION—MEXICO. .TA1vUAnr 20, 1883. 987 any other foreign articles, in Mexico, the interested parties could apply to the proper conrtsand have the wrong remedied in accordance with the Mexican laws." Having conmdered Articles 1 and 2, with the respective free lists, the Commission adjourned to meet on Tuesday, the 16th instant, at 10 o’clock. [U. S. Gnsrrr.] [Wm. Hmmr Tnnscor.] [M. Romano.] [E. CASEDO.] [Pr¢or0coL 5.] Protocol 5. WASHINGTON, Tuesday, January IG, 1883. The Commissioners met at 10 o’c1ock. The reading of the articles of the treaty draft was renewed. In connection with Articles 3 and 4, the United States Commissioners suggested that, without making any alteration in the substance of the nxticles, it would be desirable if some concert could be had in the establishment of such customs regula- Customs m uhh tions as might be found necessary for proof of the character of the merchandise mms g made free under the provisions of the Treaty; and they considered it important that ` the odicial examination of such merchandise once made at the port of original entry should be sufficient to carry such goods to their point of destination without further examination. The Mexican Commissioners said that the Mexican Government was now endeavoring to modify its customs regulations ; that a Commissioner was appointed to come to the United States to examine the customs regulations between the United States and Canada, who has reported favorably upon the adoption of that system, and that a Commission was now sitting in Mexico for the revision of the tarifn and would probably adopt that system; that the introduction and development of railroads would require a change in the present system, and that they had no doubt some plan would be devised by which goods could be carried under bond to their point of nna.1 destination ; that, as they had explained before, no separate State had the right to levy taxes uipon imports without the consent of the Federal Congress, and that goods declared ree, having once passed the custom house of original entry, or having arrived at the place of destination, if the bond system was adopted, would not need any further justiiieation. The remaining articles of the draft, with the exception of Article 5, were then read, ‘ and in some respects modified. • Article V. was then read. The United States Commissioners submitted an modification by which the free lists were made the exclusive privilege of the contracting parties during the term of existence of the troaty-six years, 4 After :1 very full discussion, the M8Xi¢8D·C0mmiB8i0D€lS said that they wore_11ct anthorized to accept the modification;. and the United States Commissioners regied that under their instructions they were not authorized to accept the article wi out some modification. The subject was referred for further discussion to the next meeting. The Commission then adjourned to meet on Wednesdo.)·, January 17, at 11 o’c10ck. [U. S. Gunn.] [Wm. Hmmr Tmcscor.] [M. Romano.] [E. CAXEDO.] [Pnorocor. 6.] Protocol 6. Protocol of a Cmqfercnco held at the Depart- Protocolo do una corgercncia celcbrada on el ment of Stale in the city of Waahington Dqmrtamcnlo de ’atado, en In ciudad do the 20M day of May 1884, between Fred- Washington, el dia 20 do Mayo do 1884, crick T. IG-clinghuysem, Secretary of Stale entre Frederick T.FrcIingh14y;az1a,Sccrotario of the United States of America and dc Estado de los Estadoa Uniden de Améri· Matiaa Romero, Envoy Extraordinary and ca, y Malfas Romero, Enviado Extraordi- Miniater Plcnqootentiary of the Umied mzrio y Miniatro Pfcnqiorcucfario dc loo Stale: of Mexico. Estados Uuidon Alexicauos. \Vbcreas as Treaty of Commerce was Por cuauto 6 qno cl dia 20 de Enero do coxncluded between the United States of 1833, so celebro cu Washington nn Tra- Amcricn. and the United Mexican States todo de Comercio entre les Estados Unidos and signed by their respective Pleni§>o· do América. y los Estados Unidos Mexitentiarxes at Washington on the 20th ay concs, que fné firmndo por sus respecnvos of January 1883 ; Plempotencinrios; And whereas, the Senate of the United Y por cuauto a que cl Senado de los States by their Resolution of the lltb of Estados Unidos, en su resolncion del 11 March 1884 (two-thirds of the Senators de Marzo de 1884 (nprobada por las dos present concurring) did advise and con- terceras partes de los Senaclores presentes) sent to the ratification of the said Treaty aconsejo y cousintié en la. ratxticacion de and the Protocols thereto with the for dicho trutado y de loeprotocolos anexos, lowing amendments : con las signientes modilicaciones:
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