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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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p. ix., сн. v. FORMALITIES WHEN IMPORTING GOODS. 355

•other goods must be given without the inside packing, which is
included in the weight.

10. Articles of merchandise mentioned in the Ministerial list
referred to (Art. 6), on which duty is paid by weight, although they
are sold in detail, may be declared according to the number of single
articles.

11. No alterations are allowed in the declaration after it has been
delivered to the customs authorities. Any errors in the declaration,
whether in the quantity or the quality of the goods, may be corrected
by a special letter, to which the original invoice must be annexed.

12. A statement of the quantities is unnecessary if the goods
constitute full cargoes. In such cases the consignees pay an additional
3 per cent, on the total amount of import duties.

(c) Bills of Lading.

1. The customs examination of goods paying duty according to
the reduced tariffs, may take place on the basis of bills of lading,
way bills, &c.

2. If the goods are in packages of different dimensions, a
specification of the entire cargo is necessary.

3. Bills of lading must be handed to the customs authorities,
either by the consignee in person or by his attorney, or they may be
sent by post.

4. A bill of lading cannot serve as a voucher for the customs
inspection if the goods concerned are of different descriptions, and if
only one class of them comes under the category of Art. 1 above.

5. Goods imported at ports in the Black Sea and Sea of Azof in
Turkish vessels (feluccas), and for which bills of lading are not
obligatory, and undutiable goods arriving by way of the ports of the
Government of Archangel in local vessels and in vessels trading
regularly to the ports of the Russian coast of Norway, are inspected on
the captain’s declaration.

(1d) Verbal Declarations.

A verbal declaration is sufficient for the customs inspection in the
•case of:—

1. Undutiable merchandise imported by highway or river.

2. Articles of food (except alcohol and alcoholic beverages)
intended for consumption by travellers entering Russia, up to a total
amount of not exceeding 4 roubles 50 copecks of customs duties.

3. Passengers’ luggage and any other articles belonging to
travellers, transported in special packages; these articles are
inspected within 14 days of their arrival.

The periods during which documents must be presented are as
follows :—

(a) 14 days for central custom houses and entrepots and for the
overland custom house at Petrograd.

(b) 7 days in the case of maritime custom houses.

(c) 5 days for all other custom houses, counting from the day
•of presentation of the bill of lading to the customs officials. If
quarantine is established on the frontier, the time limit begins on the day

§ 375.
Bills ol
Lading.

§ 376.
Verbal
Declarations.

§§ 375, 376.

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