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ninety-seven, or as may be provided by any tariff law of the United
States subsequently enacted. The rates of duty herein granted by the
United States to the Republic of Cuba are and shall continue during
the term of said convention preferential in respect to all like imports
from other countries : Provided, That while said convention is in force
no sugar imported from the Republic of Cuba, and being the product
of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, shall be admitted into
the United States at a reduction of duty greater than twenty per centum
of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff Act of the United
States, approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-
seven, and no sugar the product of any other foreign country shall be
admitted by treaty or convention into the United States while this con-
vention is in force at a lower rate of duty than that provided by the
tariff Act of the United States approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen
hundred and ninety-seven : And provided further, That nothing herein
contained shall be held or construed as an admission on the part of the
House of Representatives that customs duties can be changed other-
wise than by an Act of Congress, originating in said House. (33
Stat. 3.)

This section and the section next following were an act entitled "An act to
carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Republic of
Cuba, signed on the eleventh day of December, in the year nineteen hundred
and two."

Nothing in the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909 was to be construed to abro-
gate or impair or affect the provisions of the treaty mentioned in this act
or the provisions of this act, by section 8 of said act, Act Aug. 5, 1909, c. 6,
i 3, 36 Stat. 83.

Nothing in the Underwood Tariff Act of Oct. 3, 1913, was to be construed to
abrogate or impair or affect the provisions of the treaty mentioned in this act,
or the provisions of this act, except as to the proviso of Article VIII of said
treaty, which proviso was abrogated and repealed, by section IV, B, of said
act, ante, § 5293.

See notes to said Underwood Tariff Act of Oct 8, 1918, c. 16, i IV, B, ante,
$5293.

§ 5325. (Act Dec. 17» 1903, c. 1, § 2.) No additional fees or charges
on products of Cuba; equal treatment of imports by both coun-
tries.
So long as said convention shall remain in force, the laws and
regulations adopted, or that may be adopted by the United States
to protect the revenues and prevent fraud in the declarations and
proofs, that the articles of merchandise to which said convention
may apply are the product or manufacture of the Republic of Cuba,

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§ 6325 DUTIES UPON IMPORTS (Tit S.")

shall not impose any additional charge or fees therefor on the articles
imported, excepting the consular fees established, or which may be
established, by the United States for issuing shipping documents, which
fees shall not be higher than those charged on the shipments of similar
merchandise from any other nation whatsoever; that articles of the
Republic of Cuba shall receive, on their importation into the ports of
the United States, treatment equal to that which similar articles of the
United States shall receive on their importation into the ports of
the Republic of Cuba; that any tax or charge that may be imposed
by the national or local authorities of the United States upon the articles
of merchandise of the Republic of Cuba, embraced in the provisions of
said convention, subsequent to importation and prior to their entering
into consumption into the United States, shall be imposed and collected
without discrimination upon like articles whensoever imported. (33
Stat. 4.)

See Dotei to preceding lection of this act, ante, i 5324.

§ 5326. (Act July 26, 1911, c. 3, § 1.) Duties on specified imports
from Canada, when reciprocal rates are imposed by Canada on
specified imports from United States, and exemption from duty
of specified articles imported from Canada, i^en specified arti-
cles from United States are admitted into Canada free of duty.

There shall be levied, collected, and paid upon the articles herein-
after enumerated, the ^owth, product or manufacture of the Domin-
ion of Canada, when imported therefrom into the United States or
any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands
of Guam and Tutuila), in lieu of the duties now levied, collected, and
paid, the following duties, namely :

Fresh meats : Beef, veal, mutton, lamb, pork, and all other fresh or
refrigerated meats excepting game, one and one-fourth cents per
pound.

Bacon and hams, not in tins or jars, one and one- fourth cents per
pound.

Meats of all kinds, dried, smoked, salted, in brine, or prepared or
preserved in any manner, not otherwise herein provided for, one and
one-fourth cents per pound.

Canned meats and canned poultry, twenty per centum ad valorem.

Extract of meat, fluid or not, twenty per centum ad valorem.

Lard and compounds thereof, cottolene and cotton stearine, and
animal stearine, one and one-fourth cents per pound.

Tallow, forty cents per one hundred pounds.

Egg yolk, egg albumen, and blood albumen, seven and one-half per
centum ad valorem.

Fish (except shellfish) by whatever name known, packed in oil, in
tin boxes or cans, including the weight of the package: (a) when
weighing over twenty ounces and not over thirty-six oimces each,
five cents per package; (b) when weighing over twelve ounces and
not over twenty ounces each, four cents per package ; (c) when weigh-
ing twelve ounces each or less, two cents per package; (d) when
weighing thirty-six ounces each or more, or when packed in oil, in
bottles, jars, or kegs, thirty per centum ad valorem.
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Tomatoes and other vegetables, including com, in cans or other
air-tight packages, and including the weight of the package, one and
one- fourth cents per pound.

Wheat flour and semolina, and rye flour, fifty cents per barrel of
one hundred and ninety-six pounds.

Oatmeal and rolled oats, including the weight of paper covering,
fifty cents per one hundred pounds.

Corn meal, twelve and one-half cents per one hundred pounds.

Barley malt, forty-five cents per one hundred pounds.

Barley, pot, pearled, or patent, one-half cent per pound.

Buckwheat flour or meal, one-half cent per pound.

Split peas, dried, seven and one-half cents per bushel of sixty
pounds.

Prepared cereal foods, not otherwise provided for herein, seventeen
and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Bran, middlings, and other oflFals of grain used for animal food,
twelve and one-half cents per one hundred pounds.

Macaroni and vermicelli, one cent per pound.

Biscuits, wafers, and cakes, when sweetened with sugar, honey,
molasses, or other material, twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

Biscuits, wafers, cakes, and other baked articles, composed in
whole or in part of eggs or any kind of flour or meal, when combined
with chocolate, nuts, fruits, or confectionery; also candied peel,
candfied popcorn, candied nuts, ciindied fruits, sugar candy, and con-
fectionery of all kinds, thirty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Maple sugar and maple sirup, one cent per pound.

Pickles, included pickled nuts, sauces of all kinds, and fish paste
or sauce, thirty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Cherrjr juice and prune juice, or prune wine, and other fruit juices
and fruit sirup, nonalcoholic, seventeen and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Mineral waters andl imitations of natural mineral waters, in bottles
or jugs, seventeen and one-half per centum, ad valorem.

Essential oils, seven and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Grapevines; gooseberry, raspberry, and current bushes, seventeen
and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Farm wagons and finished parts thereof, twenty-two and one-half
per centum ad valorem.

Plows, tooth and disk harrows, harvesters, reapers, agricultural
drills and planters, mowers, horserakes, cultivators; threshing ma-
chines, including windstackers, baggers, weighers, and self-feeders
therefor andl finished parts thereof imported for repair of the fore-
going, fifteen per centum ad valorem.

Portable engines with boilers, in combination, horsepower and trac-
tion engines for farm purposes; hay loaders, potato diggers, fodder
or feed cutters, grain crushers, fanning mills, hay tedders, farm or
field rollers, manure spreaders, weeders, and windmills, and finished
parts thereof imported for repair of the foregoing, except shafting,
twenty per centum ad valorem.

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Grindstones of sandstone, not mounted, finished or not, five cents
per one hundred pounds.

Freestone, granite, sandstone, limestone, and all other monumental
or building stone, except marble, breccia, and onyx, unmanufactured
or not dressed, hewn, or polished, twelve and one-half per centiun ad
valorem.

Roofing slates, fifty-five cents per one hundred square feet.

Vitrified paving blocks, not ornamented or decorated in any man-
ner, and paving blocks of stone, seventeen and one-half per centum
ad valorem.

Oxide of iron, as a color, twenty-two and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Asbestos, further manufactured than ground ; manufactures of as-
bestos or articles of which asbestos is the component material of chief
value, including woven fabrics, wholly or in chief value of asbestos,
twenty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Printing ink, seventeen and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Cutlery, plated or not — ^pocketknives, penknives, scissors and shears,
knives and forks for household purposes, and table steels, twenty-
seven and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Bells and gongs, brass comers and rules for printers, twenty-seven
and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Basins, urinals, and other plumbing fixtures, for bathrooms and
lavatories; bathtubs, sinks, and laundry tubs of earthenware, stone,
cement, or clay, or of other material, thirty-two and one-half per
centum ad valorem.

Brass band instruments, twenty-two and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Clocks, watches, time recorders, clock and watch keys, clock cases,
and clock movements, twenty-seven and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Printers* wooden cases and cabinets for holding type, twenty-seven
and one-half per centimi ad valorem.

Wood flour, twenty-two and one-half per centiun ad valorem.

Canoes and small boats of wood, not power boats, twenty-two and
one-half per centum ad valorem.

Feathers, crude, not dressed, colored, or otherwise manufactured,
twelve and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Antiseptic surgical dressings, such as absorbent cotton, cotton wool,
lint, lamb's wool, tow, jute, gauzes, and oakum, prepared for use as
surgical dressings, plain or medicated ; surgical trusses, pessaries, and
suspensory bandages of all kinds, seventeen and one-half per centtmi
ad valorem.

Plate glass, not beveled, in sheets or panes exceeding seven square
feet each and not exceeding twenty-five square feet each, twenty-five
per centum ad valorem.

Motor vehicles, other than for railways and tramways, and auto-
mobiles and parts thereof, not including rubber tires, thirty per cen-
tum ad valorem.

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Iron or steel digesters for the manufacture of wood pulp, twenty-
seven and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Musical instrument cases, fancy cases or boxes, portfolios, satchels,
reticules, card cases, purses, pocketbooks, fly books for artificial flies,
all the foregoing composed wholly or in chief value of leather, thirty
per centum ad valorem.

Aluminum in crude form, five cents per pound.

Aluminum in plates, sheets, bars, and rods, eight cents per pound.

Laths, ten cents per one thousand pieces.

Shingles, thirty cents per thousand.

Sawed boards, planks, deals, and other lumber, planed or finished
on one side, fifty cents per thousand feet, board measure; planed or
finished on one side and tongued and grooved, or planed or finished
on two sides, seventy-five cents per thousand feet, board measure;
planed or finished on three sides, or planed and finished on two sides
and tongued and grooved, one dollar and twelve and one-half cents
per thousand feet, board measure ; planed and finished on four sides,
one dollar and fifty cents per thousand feet, board measure; and in
estimating board measure under this schedule no deduction shall be
made on board measure on account of planing, tonguing, and grooving.

Iron ore, including manganiferous iron ore, and the dross or
residuum from burnt pyrites, ten cents per ton: Provided, That in
levying and collecting the duty on iron ore no deduction shall be made
from the weight of the ore on account of moisture which may be chem-
ically or physically combined therewith.

Coal slack or culm of all kinds, such as will* pass through a half-
inch screen, fifteen cents per ton.

Provided, That the duties above enumerated shall take eflfect when-
ever the President of the United States shall have satisfactory evi-
dence and shall make proclamation that on the articles hereinafter
enumerated, the growth, product, or manufacture of the United States,
or any of its possessions (except the Philippine Islands and the islands
of Guam and Tutuila), when imported therefrom into the Dominion of
Canada, duties not in excess of the following are imposed, namely:

Fresh meats: Beef, veal, mutton, lamb, pork, and all other fresh
or refrigerated meats excepting game, one and one-fourth cents per
pound.

Bacon and hams, not in tins or jars, one and one-fourth cents per
pound.

Meats of all kinds, dried, smoked, salted, in brine, or prepared or
preserved in any manner, not otherwise herein provided for, one and
one-fourth cents per pound.

Canned meats and canned poultry, twenty per centum ad valorem.

Extract of meat, fluid or not, twenty per centum ad valorem.

Lard, and compounds thereof, cottolene and cotton stearin, and
animal stearin, one and one-fourth cents per pound.

Tallow, forty cents per one hundred pounds.

Egg yolk, egg albumen, and blood albumen, seven and one-half per
centum ad valorem.

Fish (except shellfish), by whatever name known, packed in oil, in

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tin boxes or cans, including the weight of the package: (a) when
weighing over twenty ounces and not over thirty-six ounces each,
five cents per package; (b) when weighing over twelve ounces and
not over twenty ounces each, four cents per package ; (c) when weigh-
ing twelve ounces each or less, two cents per package; (d) when
weighing thirty-six ounces each or more, or when packed in oil, in
bottles, jars, or kegs, thirty per centum ad valorem.

Tomatoes and other vegetables, including com, in cans or other
air-tight packages, and including the weight of the package, one and
one-fourth cents per pound.

Wheat flour and semolina; and rye flour, fifty cents per barrel of
one hundred and ninety-six pounds.

Oatmeal and rolled oats, including the weight of paper covering,
fifty cents per one hundred pounds.

Com meal, twelve and one-half cents per one hundred pounds.

Barley malt, forty-five cents per one hundred pounds.

Barley, pot, pearled, or patent, one-half cent per pound.

Buckwheat flour or meal, one-half cent per pound.

Split peas, dried, seven and one-half cents per bushel of sixty
pounds.

Prepared cereal foods, not otherwise provided for herein, seven-
teen and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Bran, middlings, and other oflfals of grain used for animal food
twelve and one-half cents per one hundred pounds.

Macaroni and vermicelli, one cent per pound.

Biscuits, wafers, and cakes, when sweetened with sugar, honey, mo-
lasses, or other material, twenty-five per centum ad valorem.

Biscuits, wafers, cakes, and other baked articles, composed in whole
or in part of eggs or toy kind of flour or meal, when combined with
chocolate, nuts, fruits, or confectionery; also candied peel, candied
popcom, candied nuts, candied fruits, sugar candy, and confectionery
of all kinds, thirty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Maple sugar and maple sirup, one cent per pound.

Pickles, including pickled nuts, sauces of all kinds, and fish paste or
sauce, thirty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Cherry juice and prune juice, or prune wine, and other fmit juices,
and fmit simp, nonalcoholic, seventeen and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Mineral waters and imitations of natural mineral waters, in bottles
or jugs, seventeen and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Essential oils, seven and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Grapevines; gooseberry, raspberry, and currant bushes, seventeen
and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Farm wagons, and finished parts thereof, twenty-two and one-half
per centum ad valorem.

Plows, tooth and disk harrows, harvesters, reapers, agricultural
drills and planters, mowers, horserakes, cultivators; thrashing
machines, including windstackers, baggers, weighers, and self-feeders
therefor, and finished parts thereof imported for repair of the fore-
going, fifteen per centum ad valorem.

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Portable engines with boilers, in combination, horsepower and
traction engines, for farm purposes ; hay loaders, potato diggers, fod-
der or feed cutters, grain crushers, fanning mills, hajr tedders, farm
or field rollers, manure spreaders, weeders, and windmills, and finished
parts thereof imported for repair of the foregoing, except shafting,
twenty per centum ad valorem.

Grindstones of sandstone, not mounted, finished or not, five cents
per one hundred pounds.

Freestone, granite, sandstone, limestone, and all other monumental
or building stone, except marble, breccia, and onyx, unmanufactured
or not dressed, hewn or polished, twelve and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Roofing slates, fifty-five cents per one hundred square feet.

Vitrified paving blocks, not ornamented or decorated in any manner,
and paving blocks of stone, seventeen and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Oxide of iron, as a color, twenty-two and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Asbestos further manufactured than ground: Manufactures of
asbestos, or articles of which asbestos is the component material of
chief value, including woven fabrics wholly or in chief value of as-
bestos, twenty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Printing ink, seventeen and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Cutlery, plated or not: Pocketknives, penknives, scissors and
shears, knives and forks for household purposes, and table steels,
twenty-seven and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Bells and gongs, brass corners and rules for printers, twenty-seven
and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Basins, urinals, and other plumbing fixtures for bathrooms and
lavatories; bathtubs, sinks, and laundry tubs, of earthenware, stone,
cement, or clay, or of other material, thirty-two and one-half per
centum ad valorem.

Brass band instruments, twenty-two and one-half per centum ad
valorem.

Clocks, watches, time recorders, clock and watch keys, clock cases,
and clock movements, twenty-seven and one-half per centum ad va-
lorem.

Printers' wooden cases and cabinets for holding type, twenty-seven
and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Wood flour, twenty-two and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Canoes and small boats of wood, not power boats, twenty-two and
one-half per centum ad valorem.

Feathers, crude, not dressed, colored or otherwise manufactured,
twelve and one-half per centum ad valorem.

Antiseptic surgical dressings, such as absorbent cotton, cotton wool,
lint, lamb's wool, tow, jute, gauzes, and oakum, prepared for use as
surgical dressings, plain or medicated ; surgical trusses, pessaries, and
suspensory bandages of all kinds, seventeen and one-half per centum
ad valorem.

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Plate glass, not beveled, in sheets or panes exceeding seven square
feet each, and not exceeding twenty-five square feet each, twenty-
five per centum ad valorem.

Motor vehicles, other than for railways and tramways, and auto-
mobiles, and parts thereof, not including rubber tires, thirty per
centum ad valorem.

Iron or steel digesters for the manufacture of wood pulp, twenty-
seven and one-half per centimi ad valorem.

Musical instnmient cases, fancy cases or boxes, portfolios, satchels,
reticules, card cases, purses, pocketbooks, fly books for artificial flies ;
all the foregoing composed wholly or in chief value of leather, thirty
per centum ad valorem.

Cement, Portland, and hydraulic or water lime in barrels, bags, or
casks, the weight of the package to be included in the weight for duty,
eleven cents per one hundred pounds.

Trees: Apple, cherry, peach, pear, plum, and quince, of all kinds,
and small peach trees laiown as June buds, two and one-half cents
each.

Condensed milk, the weight of the package to be included in the
weight for duty, two cents per pound.

Biscuits without added sweetening, twenty per centimi ad valorem.

Fruits in air-tight cans or other air-tight packages, the weight of
the cans or other packages to be included in the weight for duty, two
cents per pound.

Peanuts, shelled, one cent per pound.

Peanuts, unshelled, one-half cent per pound.

Coal, bituminous, round and run of mine, including bittmiinous coal
such as will not pass through a three-quarter inch screen, forty-five
cents per ton.

That the articles mentioned in the following paragraphs, the growth,
product, or manufacture of the Dominion of Canada, when imported
therefrom into the United States or any of its possessions (except the
Philippine Islands and the Islands of Guam and Tutuila), shall be
exempt from duty, namely:

Live animals: Cattle, horses and mules, swine, sheep, Iambs, and
all other live animals.

Poultry, dead or alive.

Wheat, rye, oats, barley, and buckwheat, dried peas and beans, edi-
ble.

Com, sweet com, or maize.

Hay, straw, and cowpeas.

Fresh vegetables: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, onions,
cabbages, and all other vegetables in their natural state.

Fresh fruits : Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, berries, and all other
edible fruits in their natural state, except lemons, oranges, limes,
grapefmit, shaddocks, pomelos, and pineapples.

Dried fruits: Apples, peaches, pears, and apricots, dried, desiccat-
ed or evaporated.

Dairy products: Butter, cheese, and fresh milk and cream: Pro-
vided, That cans actually used in the transportation of milk or cream
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may be passed back and forth between the two countries free of duty,
under such regulations as the respective Governments may prescribe.

Eggs of barnyard fowl, in the shell.

Honey.

Cottonseed oil.

Seeds : Flaxseed or linseed, cotton seed, and other oil seeds ; grass
seed, including timothy and clover seed ; garden, field, and other seed
not herein otherwise provided for, when in packages weighing over
one pound each (not including flower seeds).

Fish of all kinds, fresh, frozen, packed in ice, salted, or preserved
in any form, except sardines and other fish preserved in oil ; and shell-
fish of all kinds, including oysters, lobsters, and clams in any state,
fresh or packed, and coverings of the foregoing.

Seal, herring, whale, and other fish oil, including sod oil: Pro-
vided, That fish oil, whale oil, seal oil, and fish of all kinds, being the
product of fisheries carried on by the fishermen of the United States,
shall be admitted into Canada as the product of the United States,
and, similarly, that fish oil, whale oil, seal oil, and fish of all kinds,
being the prpduct of fisheries carried on by the fishermen of Canada,
shall be admitted into the United States as the product of Canada.

Salt.

Mineral waters, natural, not in bottles or jugs.

Timber, hewn, sided or squared otherwise than by sawing, and
round timber used for spars or in building wharves.

Sawed boards, planks, deals, and other lumber, not further manu-
factured than sawed.

Paving posts, railroad ties, and telephone, trolley, electric-light, and
telegraph poles of cedar or other woods.

Wooden staves of all kinds, not further manufactured than listed
or jointed, and stave bolts.

Pickets and palings.

Plaster rock, or gypsum, crude, not ground.

Mica, unmanufactured or rough trimmed only, and mica, ground
or bolted.



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