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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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3§2

CHAPTER VIII.—Manufacture of Matches.

Foreigners are permitted to engage in this branch of industry without
restriction.

The manufacture is subject to the following duties : —

1. Patent duties. These are collected on patents or licences issued
by the local government treasuries and municipal administrations.

2. Excise duties on imported or home manufactured matches.
The patent duties are (i) 50 roubles per annum for factories where

all the work is done by hand, (2) 100 roubles per annum for those
employing horses, (3) 150 roubles per annum for those employing
steam.

The excise duties are :—

(a) Safety matches of home manufacture : —

J copeck per box containing not more than 75 matches.
I copeck ,, ,, ,, from 75 to 150 matches.

I copeck ,, ,, ,, ,, 150 to 225 ,,

i copeck ,, ,, ,, ,, 225 to 300

Safety matches of foreign manufacture : double the above amounts.

(b) All other descriptions of matches, if of home manufacture,
pay double the amounts indicated in (л), if of foreign manufacture,
four times those amounts.

CHAPTER IX.—Publishing and Importation of

Books.

Persons who wish to set up a typographic, lithographic, or any other
printing establishment are obliged to obtain special permits, which
are issued, in Petrograd by the Prefect of Police, at Moscow by the
Governor-General, and in other towns by their respective Governors.1

In such cases it is necessary to produce :—

(a) Trade certificate.

(b) A declaration of the number of printing presses to be installed
and of their sizes.

The same course must be observed in order to obtain permission
to open libraries, reading-rooms, &c.

All books, paintings, prints, plans, geological maps, music and
words, and all scientific works, or works of literature or art imported
into the Empire, after inspection by the customs authorities, and
after paying import duties, are forwarded to the Central Committee of
Censors.

Travellers may, however, introduce among their belongings,
without submitting them to the censorship, one copy of the following
kinds of books and other articles which are neither of a political,
religious, or immoral character :—

i. Diaries, almanacs, calendars, small dictionaries, books of

1 Svod Zakonov, Vol. XIV.

§ 396.
Matches.

§ 397.
Books and
Printed
Matter.

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