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LIST OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES, BRITISH COLONIES, &C., TRANSACTING MONEY ORDER BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM.
In these cases the British Post Office has only an indirect Money Order Exchange, and further commission is, as a rule, deducted in transit.
BRITISH NOTIFICATION of the Annexation of Amatongaland to Zululand and of Zululand to the Colony of Natal. London, December 31, 1897.
Downing Street, December 31, 1897. THE Queen has been pleased, by Letters Patent, dated the 30th November, 1897, passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom, to provide for the annexation of certain territories in South Africa, known as Amatongaland, to the British possession of Zululand.
Her Majesty has also been pleased, by further Letters Patent, dated 1st December, 1897, passed under the said Great Seal of the United Kingdom, to provide for the annexation of the British possession of Zululand to the Colony of Natal.
CUSTOMS Union Convention, between the Governments of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, the Colony of Natal, and the Orange Free State. Signed at Cape Town, May 6, 1898; at Bloemfontein, May 11, 1898; and at Pietermaritzburg, May 12, 1898.
His Excellency the Governor of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, His Excellency the Governor of the Colony of Natal, and His Honour the President of the Orange Free State,
mutually, on behalf of their respective Governments, admitting that each Colony and State is entitled to a share in Customs duties collected on goods imported for consumption therein through any of the said Colonies or State, and that it is desirable that there should be a general Customs Union between all the Colonies and States of South Africa, on the basis-firstly, of a uniform tariff on all imported goods consumed within such Union, and of an equitable distribution of the duties collected on such goods amongst the parties to such Union, and secondly, of Free Trade between the Colonies and States, in respect of all South African products, and being desirous, pending the establishment of such a general Customs Union of extending the existing Customs Union-have agreed, on behalf of their respective Governments, upon the following Articles:—
ART I. The Customs Union Convention between the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State, entered into the year 1889,* and still subsisting, together with all the Protocols thereto, shall be superseded by this present Convention; provided, however,
(a.) That the supersession of the said Convention and Protocol shall not affect the validity of those Protocols thereto whereby Basutoland and the Bechuanaland Protectorate were admitted to the Customs Union, which Protocols are for reference and certainty set forth as Schedules A and B hereto, and, with the exception of the fourth Article of each Protocol, which are obsolete, are to be regarded as embodied herein, this Convention and its corresponding Articles being deemed to be in the said Protocol referred to in place of the superseded Convention, and its Articles of similar import;
(b.) That, wherever in either of the said Protocols mutual agreement or joint assent is required, the agreement or assent of the Government of Natal shall be deemed to be necessary;
(c.) That the subsisting Convention, with all Protocols thereto, shall, as between all the parties thereto, continue to be of binding force and effect, until a date to be fixed by agreement among the parties to this present Convention, after the same shall have been signed by the parties hereto, and shall have been also assented to by His Excellency the Governor of the Cape Colony, and Her Majesty's High Commissioner, for and on behalf of Basutoland, and the Bechuanaland Protectorate aforesaid, and after the same shall have been ratified and approved of by the Parliament of each of the said Colonies, and by the Volksraad of the Orange Free State;
(d.) That all accounts and other matters outstanding between any parties to the subsisting Convention shall, notwithstanding its supersession by this present Convention, be
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settled and determined under the subsisting Convention and Protocols.
II. The following and none other shall be the Customs duties upon goods imported into any place within the Union, and the Government of each Colony, State, or Territory within the Union shall be bound to levy and collect within its jurisdiction the said duties upon all goods so imported from outside the limits of the Union.
CUSTOMS UNION TARIFF.
Class I.-Special Rates.
1. Ale, beer, and cider: All kinds of strength exceeding 2 per cent.
(a.) In vessels of not greater content than one Imperial
(b.) In other vessel, bulk or wood, per Imperial gallon
2. Acetic acid, per Imperial gallon
3. Animals, viz.: —
(a.) Mules and geldings, and cattle for slaughter, each
4. Beads, known as "Kafir Beads," per lb.
5. Bicycles, tricycles, and velocipedes, including accessories, per £100 6. Blasting compounds, including all kinds of explosives suitable and intended for blasting, and not suitable for use in fire-arms, per lb.
7. Butter, butterine, margarine, ghee and other substitutes for butter, per lb.
8. Candles, per lb.
9. Cement, per 100 lbs.
10. Cheese, per lb.
11. Chicory and substitutes for coffee, per 100 lbs.
14. Cocoa and milk, chocolate and milk, or coffee and milk, per lb.
(a.) In the grain, or
(b.) Crushed, flaked, ground, hulled, malted, pearled, split,
0 18 9
(c.) Flour, wheaten or wheaten meal, including pollard, per
NOTE.-Vide Free List and Article XI.
19. Dates, per 100 lbs.
20. Fish: cured, dried, pickled, preserved, pressed, or smoked, not being of South African catching, per lb...
0 0 1
21. Fodder, viz. :-Chaff, hay, lucerne, oathay, and other fodder,
25. Gunpowder and other explosives suitable for use in fire-arms,
(And 7 per cent, ad valorem in addition.)
26. Guns and gun barrels, fire-arms :
£ s. d.
0.18 9 002
(And in either case 71 per cent. ad valorem in addition.)
(a.) Cooked, dried, fresh, chilled, frozen, pressed, pickled, salted, smoked, or otherwise cured or preserved, including lard fats and other similar substances and soups, but not including extracts and essences or fresh beef, and chilled or frozen fresh beef, per lb... (b.) Fresh beef and chilled or frozen fresh beef, per lb. 28. Matches :
0 15 0
(a.) Wooden in boxes or packages of not more than 100
In boxes containing more than 100, but not more than
(b.) Fusees, vestas, or wax matches, or other patent lights
And for every 50 additional in boxes or packages, per
29. Ochre (commonly known as "Kafir Ochre "), per 100 lbs.
(a.) Not essential, perfumed or fish in vessels of not less than
(b.) Essential or perfumed, per £100..
31. Picks and hoes, Kafir, each ..
32. Pickles, sauces, chutneys, chillies, and other condiments, per 33. Pistols and revolvers, each
0 4 0
0 2 0 050
(a.) Rock, per ton of 2,000 lbs...
(b.) Common, not including refined or table salt, per ton of
35. Soap, not including toilet soaps and soup powders and extracts, per 100 lbs.
(a.) Perfumed, per Imperial gallon
(b) Liqueurs and cordials, exceeding 2 per cent. of proof