Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/463

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456 PUBLIC TREATIES. certify, in writing, that the entry then presented exhibits the actual cost of the goods, and that nothing has been concealed whereby the customs of Japan would be defranded; and the owner or consignec shall sign his name to such certificate. Im-0i,,,,,_ The original invoice or invoices of the goods so entered shall be presented to the custom-house authorities, and shall remain in their possession until they have examined the goods contained in the entry. Inspection. The Japanese officers may examine any or all the packages so entered, and for this purpose may take them to the custom-house, but such examination shall be without expense to the importer or injury to the goods; and after examination the Japanese shall restore the goods to their original condition in the packages, (so far as may be practicable,) and such examination shall be made without any unreasonable delay. Appraisement-of lf any owner or importer discovers that his goods have been dand¤¤¤¤z¤d z<>¤d¤· aged on the voyage of importation, before such goods have been delivered to him, he may notify the custom-house authorities o_f such damage; and he may have the damaged goods appraised by two or more competent and disinterested persons, who, after due examination, shall make a certificate setting forth the amount per cent. of damage on each separate package, describing it by its mark and number, which certificates shall be signed by the appraisers, in presence of the custom-house authorities, and the importer may attach the certificate to his entry, and make a corresponding deduction from it. But this shall not prevent the custom-house authorities from appraising the goods in the manner provided in article fourth of the treaty, to which these regulations are appended. Dclivcrypormits- After the duties have been paid, the owner shall receive a permit authorizing the delivery to him of the goods, whether the same are at Entry fqrexport. the custom-house or on ship-board. All goods intended to be exported shall be entered at the Japanese custom·house before they are placed on ship-board. The entry shall be in writing, and shall state the name of the ship by which the goods are to be exported, with the marks and numbers of the packages, and the quantity, description, and value of their contents. The exporter shall certify, in writing, that the entry is a true account of all the goods contained therein, and shall sign his name thereto. Any goods that are put on board of a ship for exportation before they have been entered at the custom-house, and all packages which contain prohibited articles, shall be forteited to the Japanese Government. Ships supplies, No entry at the custom-house shall be required for supplies for the use Sw- of ships, their crews, and passengers, nor for the clothing, etc., of passengers. REGULATION FOURTH. Clearance. Ships wishing to clear shall give (24) twenty-four hours’ notice at the_ custom-house, and at the end of that time they shall be entitled to their clearance; but, if it be refused, the custom-house authorities shall immediately inform the captain or consignee of the ship of the reasons why the clearance is refused, and they shall also give the same notice to the American Consul. ships cfwar. Ships of war of the United States shall not be required to enter or clear at the custom-house, nor shall they be visited by Japanese cus- Mnil steamsbips. tom-house or police-ofiicers. Steamers carrying the mails of the United `States may enter and clear on the same day, and they shall not be required to make a manifest, except for such passengers and goods as are to be landed in Japan. But such steamers shall, in all cases, enter and clear at the custom·house. wh,,],.,b;P,_ Whale-ships touching for supplies, or ships in distress, shall DOF UB required to make a manifest of their cargo; but if they subsequently yvish trade, they shall then deposit a manifest, as required in regulaion rs .