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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, as soon as the government of the Ionian Islands shall have agreed to grant to the subjects and vessels of His Majesty the King of the Belgians the same advantages which are granted in those islands to the subjects and vessels of Her Britannic Majesty : it being understood, that in order to prevent abuses, every Ionian vessel claiming the benefits of that treaty shall be furnished with a patent signed by the Lord High Commissioner of Her Britannic Majesty, or by his representative.

The present additional article shall have the same force and effect as if it had been inserted, word for word, in the treaty of commerce and navigation signed this day. It shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the same time as the ratifications of the treaty.

In witness whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms. Done at London, October 27, 1851.

PALMERSTON.
HENRY LABOUCHERE.
SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER,

DECLARATION MADE ON THE EXCHANGE OF THE RATIFICATIONS OF THE

PRECEDING TREATY. Declaration.-In proceeding to the exchange of the ratifications of the treaty of commerce and navigation, the undersigned plenipotentiaries have received the commands of their respective sovereigns to declare as follows, with regard to salt, in article 5 of the treaty :

1. Salt.- British spring salt shall be considered as raw salt, on importation into Belgium, only in those cases in which the legislation of Belgium permits the granting of exemption from excise. Those cases, in the present state of things, are :

a. Destination to manufactories of chemical productions.
b. Destination to the manuring of land.
c. Destination to the feeding of cattle.
d. Destination to the curing of fish.

2. If French salt refined in Belgium should, after August 16, 1852, con: tinue to enjoy a deduction of more than seven per cent. from the general duty of excise, British salt refined in Belgium shall, from the same date, enjoy a deduction from excise, which shall not be inferior by more than seven per cent. to the deduction granted to French salt.

3. The British flag is assimilated to the French flag in regard to the transport of salt from France into Belgium.

4. There shall be annexed to the present declaration an explanation of the conditions necessary in order that British salt may enjoy the advantages conceded to it, and of the formalities which must be complied with for the same purpose.

The undersigned further declare that the treaty of October 27, 1851, shall be carried into operation on either side, from April 10, 1852.

Ratification. The ratifications of the treaty of October 27, 1851, are exchanged subject to the stipulations of the present declaration, which shall be considered as forming an integral part of the said treaty. Done at London, April 7, 1852.

MALMESBURY.
J. W. HENLEY.

SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.
EXPLANATION ANNEXED TO THE DECLARATION OF APRIL 7, 1852.
Sall.-In order that British spring salt may enjoy the advantages which are
conceded to it, it must be-

1. Accompanied by a certificate of origin delivered by the Belgian consular agent residing in the locality of its production.

2. Declared, on its entry into Belgium, for one of those destinations which enjoy exemption from excise ; and the formalities prescribed for such cases by the law of Belgium must be fulfilled. Those formalities shall be for British spring salt the same as for the raw salt of other countries destined for the

same uses.

On compliance with these two conditions, British spring salt shall be admitted free of import duty, if imported under the Belgian flag, and at the duty of fr. 1.40 per 100 kilogrammes, if imported under the British flag ; and it shall, moreover, be exempted from duty of excise.

Persons shall be at liberty to warehouse British spring salt on the same conditions which are imposed on the warehousing of raw salt properly 80 called ; and in that case, the formalities above specified shall not be required until it is taken out of bond.

British spring salt forwarded in transit by the railways of the state in Belgium, either directly, or through the bonded warehouses of the country, and whether imported by British ships or by Belgian ships, shall be free from all duty of import, excise, or transit, as well as from all process of alteration; subject, however, to the measures to be taken by the Belgian administration for the prevention of fraud; which measures shall be the same for British salt as for all other salt.

MALMESBURY.
J. W. HENLEY.
SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

TREATY WITH FRANCE.

Among the stipulations assented to by France in favour of Belgium in the new commercial treaty, are the complete remodelling of the tariff of linen yarns and cloths. The treaty is in many respects a return to the tariff that was in operation before the ordinance of June 26, 1842. There is consequently a reduction in the present import duties. New standards are also adopted for the varieties of unbleached linens, and will, in general facilitate the importation of Belgian fabrics. The treaty grants to Belgium the privilege, hitherto denied her, of causing Belgian linens to pass in transit through France under the bonding system, that is to say, with English yarns upon condition of re-exportation. Guarantees have been granted against all advance upon French import duties on Belgian coals, cast iron, and forged iron; this is evidently the clause to which Belgium attached the greatest importance. Lime and Belgian building materials will henceforth be admitted free of duty; different reductions are consented to in favour of glass in sheets, of plaited straw and common straw hats ; the abolition of sur. charge in favour of Belgian machinery, which is regulated by the treaty of 1845, is confirmed ; lastly, the prohibition upon the various kinds of pottery iz set aside, and an ad valorem duty ranging from 33 francs to 165 francs per cwt. is substituted. On the other hand, France obtains from Belgium in favour of her wines, silks, and salts, the guarantee of a treatment analogous to that which she grants to Belgian coals and irons. The taxes imposed in 1838 and 1848 by different royal decrees upon woollens, cashmeres, linen yarns, and ready-made articles, cease to affect products of French manufactures and the suppression remains confirmed for French woven cottons ; the most extensive facilities are accorded to French mercantile transit, in favour of which all custom duties are abolished; different reductions are made favourable to the entrance of French gypsum, &c., into Belgium, as well as to the importation into France of Belgian iron pyrites and charcoals; finally, French shipping admitted to the advantages conferred on English vessels by the treaty of December 27, 1851, now experiences the abolition of differential duties.-Economist, March 11, 1854.

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TARIFF. Tariff of the Principal Articles Imported into, and Exported from, the Kingdom of Belgium. [By Authority. Translated specially for POPE'S YEARLY JOURNAL OF TRADE.) IMPORTS.

Francs. Cents. Animals, oxen, bulls, cows, and young cattle not above two years old, also calves weighing more than 30 kilog., each

9 calves weighing less than 30 kilog., each sheep and lambs, kilog. swine, each . from Holland, oxen, bulls, and cows, kilog.

young cattle with milk teeth, also calves weighing 30 kilogrammes and more, kilog.

0 5 sheep and lambs, kilog.

0 9 Coffee, direct from the country of production, or a port

beyond the Cape of Good Hope, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

9 0 in the vessels of the country of expert,

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kilog Il 50 - in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

11 50 from other Transatlantic countries in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

11 50 in the vessels of the country of export, 100 kilog 13 50 - in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

15 50 elsewhere, 100 kilog.

13 95 roasted or ground, 30 per cent. more. Copper ore, by sea, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

0 5 in foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

2 of the first fusion, in blocks, sheets, &c., 100 kilog. 1 17 in plates, 100 kilog.

11 43 combined with zinc in sheets and plates, 100 kilog 7 65

beaten in round or square bars for the bottoms of kettles and basins, also planks for lining ships, 100 kilog. 13 97 wire and nails, 100 kilog.

9 35 old, pure, or mixed, used

only for melting, 100 kilog. 0 36 wrought, bronzed, gilt or silvered, or silver plated 100 kilog.

6 60 Cotton, raw, Surinam by water from Holland, 100 kilog. 1 70

East India, direct from a port beyond the Cape of Good Hope, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog. in the vessels of the country of export, 100 kilog.

70 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

1 70 indirect by water, 100 kilog.

1 53 by land, 100 kilog.

4 all other sorts direct from the country of production, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog. in the vessels of the country of export, 100

kilog 1 70 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

1 70 indirect by water, 100 kilog.

2 7 by land, 100 kilog.

4 0 from the Levantic ports and North African coast Prohibited. waste, 100 kilog

Free. yarn not twisted nor dyed, 100 kilog.

93 28 dyed or twisted, 100 kilog

116 60 • See ARTICLES DUTY FREE, &c., under this title.

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Francs. Cents. Cotton, all sorts from No. 140 and above, 100 kilog.

5 50 Hides and skins, large hides, fresh, salt or not, direct

from the Transatlantic countries of production, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

0 1 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. 0 50 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

0 50 direct from beyond Europe, in Belgianvessels, 100 kg. 0 1 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. 050 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog:

1 0 from elsewhere or otherwise, 100 kilog.

090 Indigo, direct from the country of production, or a port beyond the Cape of Good Hope, in Belgian vessels, kilog. 0 5 in vessels of the country of export, 100 kilog.

0 10 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

0 10 from elsewhere, 100 kilog.

0 9 Iron ore, 100 francs, 100 kilog.

0 45 cast in bars, 100 kilog.

4 50 purified, or dust, 100 kilog.

12 6 cast, wrought in chimney plates, stoves, balls, shot, &c. 100 kilog. :

14 74 forged in bars, staves, &c., 100 kilog:

13 97 in hoops and bands, 100 kilog.

27 50 anchors, cast or forged, 100 kilog.

7 59 nails, 100 kilog

14 74 wire, also brass, 100 kilog.

7 59 wrought, in kettles, plates, anvils, and vices, 100 kilog. 27 50

old iron, consisting of nails, plates, utensils, or scrap iron, 100 kilog.

1 80 other articles, 100 kilog.

11 43 white iron plate, unwrought,' wrought in articles, 100 kilog:

27 50 varnished, painted, or not, 100 fr.

17 60 Lead, raw or in sheets, or old, in Belgian vessels, by sea from all places, 100 kilog:

0 50 in foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

1 50 wrought and in pencils without wood, 100 kilog. 4 50 Metals, gold and silver, 100 kilog. .

Free. Quicksilver, 100 kilog.

2 88 Resin, raw, by sea in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

0 80 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. 1 30 in other foreign vess 100 kilog.

1 30 otherwise, 100 kilog.

1 50 Salt, dry or not, direct from the Transatlantic countries of production, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

0 1 in vessels from the country of export

, 100 kilog. 0 60 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

0 60 direct from beyond Europe, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

0 1 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog: 0 60 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

1 50 from elsewhere or otherwise, 100 kilog.

1 35 raw, and brine, by land, 100 kilog.

Prohibited. direct from the sea in vessels of at least 50 tons, in Belgian vessels.

Free. in other vessels, 100 kileg

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Francs. Cents. Salt, refined, 100 kilog.

30 51 Silk' manufactures of all sorts, such as satin, taffetas,

velvet. handkerchiefs, &c., ribbons excepted, unbleached or half bleached for printing and dying, 100 kilog.

5 50 bleached, dyed, or printed, 100 kilog.

0 Sugar, cane, raw, by sea, direct from the country of pro

duction, or a port beyond the Cape of Good Hope, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

0 1 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog..

70 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

70 from the Transatlantic countries, not those of production, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

1 70 in those of the country of export, 100 kilog.

2 50 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

4 30 from elsewhere, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog. 2 80 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. 4 30 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

30 in any other way, 100 kilog.

Prohibited. refined or raw, mixed with refined, 100 kilog. 85 50 molasses of all sorts

Prohibited. Tin, raw, direct from a port beyond the Capes of Good Hope and Horn, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog. :

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2 0 from elsewhere, or in any other way, 100 kilog. 2 70 wrought, 100 kilog.

19 8 foil, 100 kilog.

0 45 Tobacco, in leaves and rolls, from Europe, of any sort, 100 ki. 11 25 various, of any sort, 100 kilog.

31 50 from Porto Rico, Havannah, Columbia, and Vronow direct, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

15 in vessels of the country of export, 100 kilog. 16 50 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

16 50 from elsewhere, 100 kilog .

15 75 of St. Domingo and British India direct, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

12 50 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. . 14 0 in other foreign countries., 100 kilog. from elsewhere, 100 kilog. .

13 50 other non-European sorts, direct in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

10 in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. 11 50 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

11 50 from elsewhere, 100 kilog..

11 25 ripped, by sea direct, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog. 11 50

in vessels from the country of export, 100 kilog. 13 0 -- in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

0 elsewhere, or otherwise, 100 kilog.

12 60 manufactured, in rolls, powder, or cut, 100 kilog. 31 50

cigars, direct from the countries beyond Europe, in Belgian vessels, 100 kilog.

200 0 in vessels of the country of production, 100 kilog: 220 in other foreign vessels, 100 kilog.

240 0 elsewhere, 100 kilog.

216 Wine in casks, hect.

1 80 in bottles of 116 or more to the hectolitre, 100 bot. : 10 80

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