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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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358 FORMALITIES OBSERVED BY VESSELS, &c. P. ix.,Ch.vi.

of destination, (5) specification of all goods loaded without bills of
lading, and of any flotsam picked up at sea, (6) list of documents
produced with declaration, and (7) signature of captain.

An inventory should be added of the ship’s stores and provisions
and of the personal property of the captain and crew, giving weights
and measures.

§381.
Articles, the
Importation
of which $
into Russia
is
prohibited.

CHAPTER VII.—List of Articles, the Importation
of which into Russia is Prohibited.1

1. Russian divisionary currency of copper or silver, and all foreign
currencies of copper or silver, except (1) Chinese yams, the
importation of which is permitted along the whole of the Chinese land frontier
and by sea ; (2) silver money imported from the Khanate of Khiva
over the frontiers of the provinces of Sir-Daria, Fergaria, and
Samarkand ; (3) silver money of Bukharia ; and (4) Persian craus, which
may be imported into the Empire across the Persian and Afghani
frontiers.

Note.—The importation of foreign silver money into the
Governor-Generalship of the Amur is not prohibited.

2. Gunpowder, compositions for gunpowder, and detonating
compounds.

Note.—The Minister of Finance is empowered to permit the
importation from abroad of explosives, otherwise prohibited, when the
said explosives have been ordered from abroad by Government
establishments, companies, or private individuals, and are to be
used for works of excavation, pile-driving, coal and other mining,,
or signalling, and subject to their paying the following rates of
duty :—

(a) Gunpowder : 2 roubles 10 copecks per pood (13s. 9\d..
per cwt. gross).

(b) Dynamite and all other explosive and detonating
compounds ; also all accessories for blasting, such as fuses, slow
match, electrical charge igniters and other similar accessories
not separately designated in the tariff, 4 roubles 50 copecks,
per pood (£1 9s. yd. per cwt. gross).

The permits in question are granted on the certificate of
the competent Government authorities, and so far as
concerns-owners of depots for explosives, mining enterprises (owners or
concessionaries of mines), or their deputies, on a certificate of
the Department of Mines to the effect that the said explosives,
&c., and the quantities thereof ordered, are really necessary for
the companies, institutions, or persons ordering the same.

3. Munitions of war, cannon, mortars, shells and other
projectiles-for cannon.

4. Air-guns which discharge without powder; also sticks and
pipe stems containing daggers, sword-blades and other hidden
weapons.

1 Svod Zakonov, Vol. VI., Ed. 1902. General Tariff for European Trade.

§381.

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