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quick action in the matter would, in his opinion, fully compensate
such an undertaking.

As regards the towns and villages which are not yet lit by
electricity, Mr. Cockerell states that the north-west region of
Spain (Galicia) is almost devoid of electricity. Galicia is formed
of the provinces of Corunna, Lugo, Orense and Pontevedra. They
are very rich in minerals, mineral waters and cattle ; the country
is very fertile, and has the advantage of being near the seaboard,
with many good ports which have a regular traffic with the
United Kingdom and South America (Vigo, Villagarcia, Corunna,
&c.). Yet these natural advantages and resources have been
ignored up to the present, owing to the absence of railway com-
munications, which has resulted in the alarming emigration from



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that region, greatly outnumbering that from any other region of
Spain. "This," adds Mr. Cockerell, "is especially regrettable,
occurring, as it does in a region of wealth perhaps second to none
in the Kingdom, whose inhabitants are notoriously industrious and
of more solid intelligence than the southern Spaniard. A careful
investigation into the conditions of the country would reveal many
|>romi6ing fields to the advantage of investors and industrials, and
the country."



FOREIGN BANKS IN BULGARIA IN 1906.
Suggested British Bank and Commercial Show-room.

The British Vice-Oonsul at Sofia (Mr. G. O'B. Toulmin)
reports that marked success attended the financial operations of the
three foreign banks in Bulgaria, which were founded in 1905
under the auspices of France, Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Apart from ordinary banking business, these establishments have
been busily engaged in ascertaining the native requirements and in
imparting the knowledge acquired to the Chambers of Commerce,
manufacturers and merchants of their respective countries. They
have, moreover, displayed great activity in financing syndicates
for the development of the country's resources, the exploitation of
mines and the creation of new industries. The Banque G^n6rale
de Bulgarie, the most important of these three banks, and an
ofishoot of the well-known Paris bank, the Banque de Paris et des
Pays Bas, has not only obtained several important public contracts,
but has also successfully negotiated two municipal loans — one of
1,400,000Z. with the city of Sofia and the other of 320,000^. with
the municipality of Varna — and largely as a result of these
transactions, this bank showed for 1906 a net profit of nearly 17
per cent, on its paid-up capital of only 80,000Z.

Mr. Toulmin states that in view of the results achieved by tiiese
banks, after only a year's business, British capitalists might con-
sider the desirability of promoting a similar institution, which
would in a variety of ways contriDute towards the development
of British trade with the Principality.

The establishment of a British commercial show^-room al8o->on
the lines of that founded by the Austro-Hungarian Government
some 16 years ago»-might, if properly manag^, be the means of
largely increasing British commerce in the Balkan Pdninsnla.
British manufacturers could send samples of their goods ^ to be
inspected and handled by the Bulgarian importer or oonsnmer.



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TARIFF CH/INGES

AND CUSTOMS REGULiVTIONS.

E>OMINION OF CANADA.

A Customs Memorandum (No. 1442 B), dated 22nd October last,

D back ^*® ^^^ received laying down special regula-

T -m ^A A tions respecting the drawback of duty allowed

on Jiap weittett ^^^^^ ^^^ j^j^. (schedule B) of the Customs

ciinL W^Ib '^^^^' ^^^''^ ^^ ^^^ ^^'^^^^^ ^^^^^S "®^ ^"
^ ® * casing water, oil and natural gas wells imported

into Canada.

These regulations, which require that the importers' claim for

drawback shall be made in prescribed foi*m, may be seen at the

Commercial Intelligence Branch of the Board of Trade. 73, Basing-

hall Street, London, RC.

A further Customs Memorandum (No. 1444 B) of 1st November,

■RAfta d of D fcv 1907, has been received stating that, in the

^ event of damage to the tyres of a tourist's auto-

A 4- Ml T. mobile, necessitating the importation of other

AutomoDue 17168. ^^^^ ^ ^^^ ^j^^ machine out of Canada, the

duty paid on such tyres thus specially imported, and used, may be
refunded upon the certificate of a Customs officer as to the exporta-
tion of such tyres, together with the automobile and the original
tyres therewith brought into Canada, within three months from the
time of their arrival in the Dominion.



DOMINION OP CANADA-PRANCE.

The Franco-Canadian Commercial Convention, which was signed
•. PA' ^^ Paris on 19th September last, has just been

™co-taiiadian j^^^^ ^^ ^ Parliamentary Paper. The Con-
^mnu^cial ^^^^j^^ p^^j ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^4 Canadian products,
specified in Schedule A appended to the Conven-
tion, and including various food-stufis, bar, sheet, plate, and cast-
iron and steel, ores, hemp, yam, paper and cardboard, machinery,
gloves, boots and shoes, furniture, timber, and wire, shall, on
importation into France, Algeria, French Possessions, and the
Indo-China Protectorate, enjoy the benefit of the French Minimum
Tariff; whilst certain articles of French production, specified in
Schedule B, shall^ on importation into Canada, be entitled to the
benefit of the Intermediate Tariff, and those enumerated in
Schedule C shall be subject to special rates of duty.

Among the articles of French production accorded Intermediate
Taidff Bates* are canned meats, dried figs aiid dates, prunes, nuts,
fish preuerved in oil, confectioner}', perfumery, Castile soap,
chinawarcy glass, clocks, railway and tramway locomotives and
motor cars, 'electrical apparatus, furniture, cotton and linen

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embroideries and thread, wearing apparel, women's and children's
dress goods, carpeting, plush &bric8, musical instruments, boots
and shoes, and jewellery.

The articles in Schedule C accorded special rates of duty (which
are lower than those imposed under the Intermediate TariflT) are
certain vegetables and fish, wine, books, medicinal preparations
(other thai dry and not containing alcohol), olive oil, lace and
nettings, ribbons, silk velvets and other silk manufactures.

It is farther provided that, in order to enjoy the Tariff advantages
of the Convention, products of France, Algeria, French Possessions,
or the Indo-China Protectorate, must be conveyed to Canada with-
out transhipment from a port of those territories or from a port of
a territory entitled to preferential or Intermediate Tariff treatment,
while Canadian products must be conveyed without transhipment
from a Canadian port or a port of a country enjoying the French
minimum Tariff to a port in France, Algeria, &c. The above pro-
\n8ions do not exempt the products of either country from any
surtaxe cCentrepot that is now, or hereafter may be, imposed on
products imported indirectly.

The Convention, which repeals the Agreement between France
and Canada dated 6th February, 1893, is to come into force
immediately on ratification, and unless terminated by 12 months'
notice from one of the contracting parties, is to remain in force for
ten years. If not terminated on the expiry of this term, it shall
remain in force for 12 months from the time of its denunciation
by either party.

The paper containing the Convention may be obtained directly,
or through any bookseller, from Messrs. Wyman & Sons, Fetter
Lane, B.C., price 8d. (official number Cd. 3,823).



AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH.

Information has been received from the Officer-in-Charge of the

Pr f f Ori • Commonwealth Offices in Jx)ndon, to the effect

f^nA' S^^f *^^* *^^ Commonwealth Customs Department

BrS^hChamhA^ will accept certificates under the seal of a

fCo ™ " British Chamber of Commerce as proof of the

tpA origin of goods for the purpose of the Australian

accep eo. Tariff in connexion with the preferential rates.

According to information furnished to the Board of Trade by the

_, .^ Officer-in-Charge of the Commonwealth OHBSces

- , . in London, the following items in the new

en men . Customs Tariff, now under consideration by the

Commonwealth House of Representatives, have been amended so

as to read as in the annexed table : —



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Item.



Articles.



General
Tariff.



the ]«odiioe or

manufaoturo of

the ITniUd

Kingdom.



143

147

148



155



159



160



Iron, plate and sheet, yiz. —

(a) Cormgated galvanised iron

per ton

(b) Oalvanised not cormgated, and
corrugated not galvanised per ton

Mangles, clothes-wringers, and washing

machines ^ ...adval.

Agricultural, horticultural and viticul-

tuial machinery and implements*

n.e.i., including cane loaders on

wheels ; channel-making graders ;

garden and field spraying machines ;

garden and field rollers ; garden hose

reels; garden syringes; horse road

rollers and machines ; lawn moweis,

sweepers and sprinklers ; road-making

ploughs ; load scoops and scrapers ;

scoops ; stump extractors ...ad val.

["Feed grinders" have been

deleted, and are to be charged under

item 164C.]

Agricultural, horticultural, and viticul-

tural machinery and implements,

viz. —

(a) Cream roparators

(Jf) Testers and pasteurisers ; cotton
gins ; fibre scutching machines ;
hand-worked rakes and ploughs
combined ; hay tedders ; horse
rakes ; lucerne bunchers ; maize
harvesters ; maize binders ; milk-
ing machines ; mouldboard plates
in the rough and not cut into
shape ; potato raisers or diggers ;
potato sorters; root cutters,
pulpers and graters; straw
stackers ; sub-surface packers ;
threshing machines; winnower
forks (wood and steel) ; hand-
worked cultivators ...ad val.
[** Sheep shearing machines" have
' been deleted, and are to be charged
under item 164. Oombs and
cutters for these machines will be
admitted free, as *' tools of
trade "f]
Nails, viz. —

(a) Horse-shoe nails... per cwt.

(&) Brads (includiag moulders* and

glaziers') ; picture nails ; staples,

n.e.i. ; tacks, n.e.i. ; wire and

other nails, n-e.i. ... per cwt.

(e) Raildogs or brobs and spikes

per cwt.
Tanks, containing goods, or empty



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NOTB.— Items 149, 150 and 151 have been passed unaltered.
• With effect from 26th Novqpaber, 1907.
t With effect from 26th November, 1907.
§ With effect from 27th November, 1907.



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AUSTRALIAN COMMON WE ALTH-^^/^i^^^.



Tariff
Item.



161



162
166



166



i



Articles.



General
Tariff.



Weighing machines ; weighbridges ;
scales, n.e.i., including chemists'
counter scales ; spring balances and
steel-yards ; weights, n.ci. ...ad val.
(a) Adding and computing ma-
chines, cash registers, automatic
weighbridge-^, and automatic
weighing machines, except coin-
feed automatic weighing machines
ad val.
Motive power machinery and appli-
ances, except electric, vi». —

(a) Gas protiucers, flue heat econo-
misers, mechanical stokers, steam
traps, steam turbines, superheaters
and water purifiers ...ad ral.

(b) Not elsewhere included „
Locomotives, traction and portable

engines, steam road rollers, including

scarifier attachments ad val.

(<?) Pulley blocks and travelling blocks,
pneumatic elevators and conveyors,
steam turbo-blowers, telphers, ap-
paratus for the liquefaction of gases,
patent hoists used for underground

mining ad val.

(6) Machines and machinery, n.e.i.

ad val. I
Machinery and machines ; and machine i
tools, n.e.7., viz. : — |

(a) Machines, n.e.i., used in the |
tanning of hides and skins, and |
in the preparation of leather ; ;
automatic can making and closing
machines ; machinery for scour- '
ing and washing wool ; machinery I
and parts thereof used in the]
manufacture and treatment of |
fibrous materials, and felt and
felt hatq ; machinery for the
manufacture of paper, and far
felting ; soap-cutting machines ;

artesian boring machines

(>) Machine tools —
Hat-making — Hydraulic blocking
presss for making straw hats ...
India-rubber working - Hose ma-
chines ; steel stamps ; steel tyre
mandrils; spreading; tread
drums ; washer cutting ad vaL



Tariff on goods

the produce or

manufvctore of

theUnlt^

Kiogdom.



20o/o



lOo/o^



5%§
20 9^^



25 9-oli



25%||



Y 15%II



20 9^



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20 %§
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20 9^11



15 Co\\



§ With effect from 27th November, 1907.
II With effect from 28th November, 1907.



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AUSTRALIAN COWWOHV/IiAWrH-^ontimed.



Tariff
Item.



Articles.



General
Tariff.



Tariff on goods

the produce or

manufkoture of

theXJnitcd

Kiiigd<Mn.



t



171



172
174



176



177



Metal working — Wire netting ma-
chines ; pneumatic hammers
other than haml pneumatic
hammers ; steam hammers up
to and including sizes up to
16 in. cylinders; punching
and shearing machinet, com-
bined or separate, sizes up to
I in. ; slotting machines, sizes
up to 12 in. stroke ; centering
machines to center up to 6 in. |
diameter ; bolt screwing and i
nut upping, combined or |
separate, sizes above § in., and '
up to 2 in. ; bending rolls in ,
sizes to bend up to f in. plate... '
Artesian boring tools, n.e.i. ... |

Blowers, n.e.l

Boot-making machine tools, n.e.i.
Tyre-benders and shrink ers
Tinsmiths' tools, being machine,

ad val. ^
[A^tte, — The asterisk and foot-
note to items 164 and 166 A
and B arc deleted with effect
that, from November 29th,
1907, no rebate of duty is
allowed on '' Machinery, Jcc,
used in the manufacture of
fibrous materials and felt and
felt hats, Ac."]
Manufactures of metal, n.e.i. —

(a) Articles made entirely of alu-
minium for household use ..ad val.

W n.e.i „

Saws, n.e.i „

Type, printers (including spaces and
quads), lino, and other slugs, and

quotations ad val.

Screws—

(a) Screws with nuts, engineer set
screws, brake and plough screws ;
music stool and table, roofing, and

spiral screws ^ val.

(h) Screws for wood ... per cwt.
((t) Screws, n.e.i., including sash
screws, and attachments ...ad val.
Mining engines and machinery, n e.i. —
(a) Earth and rock cutting, dredg-
ing and excavating machinery . . .
(6) Ore . dressing machinery and
appliances, n.e.i., and accessories..
(/») Smelting, leaching and metal
refining appliances ...ad. val.



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1



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^ote.^^ltem No. 168 was passed without alteration,

II Withieffect from 28th November, 1907.
J Withieffect from 29th November, 1907.



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Tariff Changes and Customs ReguUulons.



AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH~<^i>»«^.



TariiE Item.



178



179



180



Articles.



General
Tariff.



Tariff on goods
tbeprodnoear
mannfutare of
Ue United
KincdioaL



181



(d) Rotary and percnssive rock

drills ad. yal.

(^) Coal cutting machines, side
plates, and balls for ball mills

ad. Tal.
(/) Rock boring machines, n.e.i.

ad. val.
Electrical machines, appliances and
parts thereof —

(a) Dynamo electric machines up to
600 horse-power, including static
transformers and induct coils for
all purposes and electric fans

adyaL
(a a) Dynamo electric machines
over the capacity of 500 horse-
power ad Tal.

(b) Regulating, starting and con-
trolling apparatus for all electrical
purposes, including distributing
1x)ards and switchboards, except
telephone switchboards ...ad val.

(c) Electric apparatus and fittings
consisting wholly or partly of
metal, n.e.i., including switch
fuses and lightning arresters

ad val.
{d) Electric heating and cooking

appliances ad vaL

{e) Electric fittings not containing
metal to be dutiable according to
material.
(/) Generators for direct coupling

to steam turbines aa val.

Electrical and gas appliances, viz. —
{a) Electroliers, gasaliers, chande-
liers, pendant^ brackets, zinc

tubing ad y^.

(a a) Gas meters „

(b) N.E.I „

Electrical articles and materials, viz. —
Accumulators or storage batteries,
arc lamps, arc lamp carbons, cable
and wire (covered), carbon in
blocks of 12 square inches and
over, electric vacuum tubes,
measuring and recording instru-
ments, prepared insulating tape,

and vapour lamps ad val.

Rails, fish plates, fish bolts, tie plates
and rods, switches, points, erodings,
and intersections for railways and
tramways ad vaL



20%:

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AUSTRALIAN COWMOUynSlAluTH-continued,



Tariff
Item.



182
183



185

186
190



J190(fl)



200

1210 (a)
t220 (rt)



231
225



Articles.



General
Tariff.



Iron pipes, cast and wrought, n.e.i.

per ton

Iron and steel tubes or pipes (except
riveted or cast) not more than 6 inches
internal diameter, including flexible
metal tubes, Qalloway and vertical
parallel boiler tubes, water bore casings,
wrought and malleable iron fittings for
pipes

Bolts, nuts, rivets and washers, n.e.i.

ad. val.

Barbed wire „

Plates, except plain tin, and sheets and
pipes and tubes of any metal, metal
cases, plain and polished or decorated

ad. val.

Antimony known as star antimony and
antimonial and lead compounds —
namely, type metal, linotype metal,
antifriction and plastic metalB..ad. vaL

Droppers, patent steel of all lengths

ad. val.

Rivets, bifurcated

Steel, and steel rimmed wheels of over
18 inches diameter in the tread for
trucks and wagons and all steel parts
for such wheels ad. val.

Tinned plates, plain and tinned sheets

ad. val.

This item has been struck out— wire cloth
and wire gauze being dutiable t nder
item 171 (manufactures of metal,
n.e.i.).



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25 %t



15 96t



20 0/of

174 %t
Freef



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5 96t



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the produce or

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the United

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iVi;^r.— Items 184, 194 and 210 were passed without alteration.

f With effect from 80th November, 1907.
X These are new items.



With reference to the notice which appeared on p. 216 of the
" Board of Trade Journal" for Slst October last
respecting the temporary free importation of
magazines into the Australian Commonwealth,
the Board of Trade have now received information
that it is not intended that magazines should be
admitted free for a period of four months from 17th October last,
but that during that period permission will be given to excise
locally, under Customs supervision, so much of the advertising
matter as will reduce it to not more than one-fifth of the printed
matter contained between the outside covers.



Treatment of

AdyertiBiiig

ICatterin

Magazines.



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AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH -<T(m/iiiM^.

The Board of Trade have received a copy of an Order (No. 989),

ir In of ^^ 17th October, 1907, issued under the

I'^^d Commerce Act respecting the marking of

.imp«rce jewellery imported into the Commonwealth.

Jeweuery. j^ j^ ^^^ j^ ^^ q^.^^^ ^j^^^ jewellery

requiring to be marked ** rolled gold " or " gold cased," Ac., as set
out in the second part of the Commerce Regulation 6(2)(A), is
marked "18 ct. rolled gold," or the pads, &c. bearing the jewellery
have this description stamped thereon.

The Commonwealth Government state that the marking of carat
value on jewellery such as this is a misdescription, and is not to
be permitted, and the Collector of Customs will obliterate the
carat value, in all cases, wherever it appears.

In a Circular (No. 763) of 2nd October last, which has been
p f f Tlntv ^^^^®^ ^'^'^ ^^^ Commonwealth Government,

ilT rH ^^ ^^ stated that the following arrangements

^^ lLtM;A ^^ ^^^® heen made for the payment in London of
'• duty on advertising matter, in instances where

the duty on each packet amounts to a small fraction of a penny : —
*' The consignors will place in one package each series of
packets for each State, stamp the package with the total
amount due on the enclosures instead of stamping the en-
closures themselves, and address the package to the Deputy
Postmaster-General for the State, who will see that the
enclosures are distributed to the addresses."



NATAL.

The " Natal Government Gazette " for 29th October last contains a
Government Notice (No. 623 of 1907), dated

Plants:



Importaaon of 25th October,51907, notifying, for general inform



^ mation, that various charges will be levied, and

Cnargw or conditions enforced, in connexion with the
'^"^^ ^^' ' examination, passing and treatment of all con-
signments of plants entering the Colony of Natal, otherwise than
through the post.

The Notice may be seen at the Commercial Intelligence Branch
of the Board of Trade, 73, Basinghall Street, E.C.

RUSSIA.

The Board of Trade are in receipt, through the Foreign Office, of
^ ^ . information to the effect that t£e Russian
Tann UIbmb- Customs Department have recently decided that
fication of certain .p^j^Her fans" ane properly dutiable on im-
Kecnuiical Fans, potation into Russia, under Ncv 167, (1), (a) of
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R U SSI A — continued,

poud (13«. 9|d. per cwt.). Centrifugal fans, on the other hand,
are to pay duty as air-pumps, under No. 167, (1), (i) of the Tariff,
at the ''conventional" rate of 3 roubles 20 copecks per poud
(IZ. 1«. Id. per cwt.)

[NoTB. — Sub-diviflioii 1 of Tariff No. 167 proTides for lUAchines of cast-iron,
wrought-iron or steel, even in combination with copper to an extent not ex-
ceeding 25 per cent, of the total weight of the maclune.]

With reference to the notices which appeared in the ** Board of
Tariff Claasiflca. '^^^ Journal " for the 16th May and 20th June
ti f OftA ^^* ^^ ^^® subject of the tariff classification in

P ]^ 1 A ' Russia of portable engines, the Board of Trade

6 0, ®> are now in receipt, through the Foreign Office,

^^^^^T ^^ information to the effect that the Russian
^^jg V. ®®^^ Customs Department have recently decided that
^^ ®** admission under No. 167 (5) of the Customs

Tariff at the rate of 75 copecks per poud can only be accorded in
the case of steam portable engines connecsted with complex thresh-
ing machines or with steam ploughs. Gas, petrol, benzine, and
other engines imported with threshing machines are, consequently,
to pay duty under No. 167 (1) 6 of the Tariff at the rate of 8 roubles
20 copecks per poud.

PRANCE-^NEW CALEDONIA.

The French ** Journal Officiel " for the 22nd November contains a
If Thifi Presidential Decree, dated 16th November,

^6w m es on providing for the removal of live animals from
^® '* the schedule of special Customs duties (excep-

tions to the continental French Tariff) leviable on foreign products
on importation into New Caledonia. The duties hitherto leviable
on live animals imported into the Colony are, therefore, now
superseded by the duties fixed by the Tariff of continental France.

TURKEY.

With reference to the notice which appeared at p. 412 of last



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