Treaty of friendship and commerce between Great Britain and Siam/Tariff

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Treaty of friendship and commerce between Great Britain and Siam  (1856) 
Tariff of export and inland duties to be levied on articles of trade

Tariff of Export and Inland Duties to be levied on Articles of Trade.

Section I.

The undermentioned Articles shall be entirely free from Inland or other Taxes, on production or transit, and shall pay Export Duty as follows:

Tical. Salung. Fuang. Per picul.
1. Ivory 10 0 0 "
2. Gamboge 6 0 0 "
3. Rhinoceros horns 50 0 0 "
4. Cardamums best 14 0 0 "
5. Ditto. bastard 6 0 0 "
6. Dried Mussels 1 0 0 "
7. Pelican's quills 2 2 0 "
8. Betel nut, dried 1 0 0 "
9. Krachi wood 0 2 0 "
10. Shark's fins, white 6 0 0 "
11. Ditto, black 3 0 0 "
12. Lukkrabau seed 0 2 0 "
13. Peacock's tails 10 tic. per 100
14. Buffalo and cow bones 3 hun "
15. Rhinoceros hides 0 2 0 "
16. Hide cuttings 0 1 0 "
17. Turtle shells 1 0 0 "
18. Soft ditto. 1 0 0 "
19. Beche de mer 3 0 0 "
20. Fish maws 3 0 0 "
21. Birds' nest, uncleaned 20 per cent.
22. Kingfisher's feathers 6 Tic. per 100
23. Cutch 0 2 0 "
24. Beyche seed (Nux Vomica) 0 2 0 "
25. Pungtarai seed 0 2 0 "
26. Gum Benjamin 4 0 0 "
27. Angrai bark 0 2 0 "
28. Agilla wood 2 0 0 "
29. Ray skins 3 0 0 "
30. Old deer's horns 0 1 0 "
31. Soft, or young do. 10 per cent.
32. Deer hides, fine 8 tic. per 100
33. Ditto, common 3 tic. per 100
34. Deer sinews 4 0 0 "
35. Buffalo and cow hides 1 0 0 "
36. Elephant's bones 1 0 0 "
37. Tiger's bones 5 0 0 "
38. Buffalo horns 0 1 0 "
39. Elephant's hides 0 1 0 "
40. Tiger skins per skin 0 1 0 "
41. Armadillo skins 4 0 0 "
42. Sticklac 1 1 0 "
43. Hemp 1 2 0 "
44. Dried fish, Plaheng 1 2 0 "
45. Ditto, Plasalit 1 0 0 "
46. Sapan wood 0 2 1 "
47. Salt meat 2 0 0 "
48. Mangrove bark 0 1 0 "
49. Rosewood 0 2 0 "
50. Ebony 1 1 0 "
51. Rice per koyan 4 0 0 "

Section II.

The undermentioned Articles being subject to the Inland or Transit Duties herein named, and which shall not be increased, shall be exempt from Export Duty:

52. Sugar, white 0 2 0 "
53. Ditto, red 0 1 0 "
54. Cotton, clean and uncleaned 10 per cent
55. Pepper 1 0 0 "
56. Salt-fish, Platu 1 tic. per 10,000
57. Beans and Peas One-twelfth.
58. Dried Prawns One-twelfth.
59. Tilseed One-twelfth.
60. Silk, raw One-twelfth.
61. Bees'-wax One-fifteenth.
62. Tallow 1 0 0 "
63. Salt, per koyan 6 0 0
64. Tobacco, 100 bundles 1 2 0

Section III.

All goods or produce unenumerated in this Tariff shall be free of Export Duty, and shall only be subject to one Inland Tax or Transit Duty, not exceeding the rate now paid.

John Bowring.
(L.S.)
(Signatures and seals of the five Siamese Plenipotentiaries.)


N.B. The true value of the Siamese Tical or Bart is 2s. 6d. Sterling or nearly 57 cents. It usually costs by way of Exchange about 60 cents.