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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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Note.—The Minister of Finance is empowered temporarily, for a
period of 3 years from March 28th 1900, to permit the importation
of yeast cultures for wine-making purposes.

23. Tickets of foreign lotteries, or so-called "lottery loans" of
private individuals, companies, or towns.

CHAPTER VIII.—List of Articles the Exportation
of which from Russia is Prohibited.1

1. Iron ore and the slag resulting from the manufacture of iron
(by way of the Polish frontier).

Note.—Iron ore from Polish mines as well as the slag from blast
"furnaces in that country, may be exported through the local custom
houses, but only by special permit of the Minister of Finance in
concurrence with the Minister of Agriculture aed of the Imperial Domains
and subject to a duty of ij copecks per pood (is. iif^. per ton).

2. Notes of the Imperial Treasury of 1895 or subsequent years.

3. Firearms of all descriptions, complete or in parts, also ammunition
for the same, by way of the ports in the Black Sea and the Sea of

4. Arms of all descriptions, gunpowder, explosives and munitions
of war in general along the whole extent of the frontier of Asia and
particularly towards China.

As a general rule the excise duty on goods which are intended
for exportation is reimbursed at the custom house.

CHAPTER IX.—Importation into Russia of


According to the Memoire of the Committee of Ministers, which was
confirmed by His Majesty the Tsar on the 24th November 1905, the
importation into Russia of firearms and of cartridges, powder, bullets
and shot from abroad and the Grand Duchy of Finland, is forbidden,
whether it be for private use or for sale. To secure the permission
for such importation it is necessary to apply to the Russian Ministry
of Home Affairs for a certificate to that effect, which must be produced
by the person importing firearms or cartridges, or the firm which
receives them.

In accordance with remark 1 of Art. 544 of the Russian Customs
Regulations and Section I. of the Ukas of His Majesty of the 26th
February 1905, the Governor General of Warsaw and the Viceroy of
the Caucasus have also the right to give permission for the importation
of firearms or cartridges.

1 Svod Zakonov, Vol. VI., Ed. 1902.


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