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But no proof of identity shall be required in the case of any empty sacks, barrels, &c., already used, in relation to which no doubt exists that they have served as the means of exporting grain, &c., or are intended to be used as such in exporting grain, &c.

Seventh. Sample cards and samples in cut pieces, or otherwise, solely fit for use as such.

Eighth. Objects for art imported for exhibitions or for State and other public art institutions and collections, also other objects imported for the libraries and other scientific collections of public institutions, likewise natural curiosities intended for scientific collections.

Ninth. Antiquarian objects (antiquer antiquities), provided the character of the same shall admit of no doubt that the value thereof consists in age and are not fit for any other use or purpose than for collections. Tenth. Materials used for building, repairing, or equipping sea-going vessels, inclusive of the ordinary ship fixtures, subject, however, to such regulations appertaining to the same as the Federal Council prescribe. As regards metal articles used for purposes aforesaid, the provisions now existing in the premises shall remain in force.

SEC. 6. On goods coming from countries that treat German vessels, or goods of German origin, more unfavorably than the vessels or goods of other nations, no treaty stipulations to the contrary, an additional duty, not exceeding 50 per cent. of the amount of duty prescribed in the tariff in pursuance of this act, may be imposed. Such additional duty shall be levied by imperial decree, by and with the consent of the Federal Council.

Upon the issue thereof, said decree shall at once be communicated to the Reichstag, if in session, otherwise it shall be so communicated to the Reichstag at the beginning of the first session of the same subsequent thereto.

Failing to pass the Reichstag, said decree shall cease to have any force and effect.

SEC. 7. First. For the goods designated in No. 9 of the tariff (grain, &c.), if the same be intended for sale exclusively outside of the customs territory, it shall be permitted to establish transit storehouses, not subject to official restrictions; in which storehouses the handling and repacking of the goods there stored may freely, and without requiring declaration, occur, and where the said goods may be mixed with domestic produce. And it is hereby provided that in exporting the goods so mixed the percentage of the foreign produce contained in the mixture shall be regarded as the quantity entitled to pass free of duty. But such transit storehouses for goods of the description aforesaid may also be permitted to be established regardless of the fact whether the same are intended to be shipped for sale beyond or into the customs territory.

Second. Like provisions respecting transit storehouses as those prescribed in the clause 1 of this section shall apply to the wood enumer ated in No. 13 c of the tariff. The closing in of the places for storing in the premises may be dispensed with. Likewise may the woods coming under No. B c 1 of the tariff be temporarily removed from their place of storage, and, after having been subject to a process resulting in their classification under No. 2 c, returned to said place of storage.

In the case of building and cabinet woods imported in rafts and shipped, under permit, to a further point, the Federal Council may provide facilitations in the mode of complying with the customs formalities as prescribed in general.

Third. For mill products (No. 25 q of the tariff), when exported, a drawback of the import duty for foreign grain shall be allowed propor

tionate to the percentage of foreign grain used in the manufacture of said products, and for the flour exported when certified, foreign grain corresponding in weight to the amount of grain required for producing said flour shall be admitted free of duty. The proper relative proportions in the premises shall be fixed by the Federal Council.

Fourth. Full regulations in the premises (sections 108 and 109, sections 115 and 118 of the act approved July 1, 1879), including more particularly the requirements to be imposed on the persons keeping storehouses as aforesaid, shall be made by the Federal Council.

SEC. 8. All revenues derived from customs duties and the tax on tobacco which shall exceed the sum of 130,000,000 marks per annum shall be distributed to the several states in like manner in proportion to the population as the same are required to contribute their money quota to the general expenditures of the empire.

Distribution shall be made in accordance with the quarterly and annual statements of accounts required by article 39 of the constitution of the empire, but subject to a final settlement between the treasury of the empire and the several states. This provision shall take effect on the 1st of April, 1880.

If the revenues collected from customs duties and the tax on tobacco within the period of time from October 1, 1879, to March 31, 1880, shall exceed the sum of 52,651,815 marks, the amount exceeding said sum shall be credited to the money quota required of the several states in proportion to their respective population.

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a. Waste from manufacture of iron (scraps, filings), from sheet-iron, tinned and zincked iron; waste from glass works, also broken glass and earthenware; from the manufacture of wax; of soap factories, the lye; of tanneries, the leather parings, also old worn-out pieces and other leather-waste fit for manufacturing purposes..

b. Blood of slaughtered animals, liquid or dry; sinews, malt, residuums, distillers' wash; chaff, bran; malt sprouts; hard coal ashes; dung, animal and other manures, such as soaked ashes, lime ashes, sugar bakers' clay, and bones of animals of whatever kind.



NOTE TO b.--Otherwise dutiable artificial manufactures and dung salts are, by special permit and control of their use, admitted duty free. c. Rags of all kinds; paper shavings, written and printed waste paper; old fishing nets, old ropes and cords; picked lint

NOTE. Waste, not specially enumerated, is treated as the raw materials from which it is derived.

II.-Cotton and manufactures of cotton.


a. Cotton, raw, carded, combed, dyed

b. Cotton wadding....

c. Cotton yarn, unmixed or mixed with linen, silk, wool, or other vegetable

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3. Single or double twist, bleached or dyed, up to No. 17, English do....

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6. Wicks, unplaited..

..100 kilos..

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d. Goods of cotton alone or cotton with metal thread, unmixed with silk,
wool, or other animal hair, as mentioned under No. 41:

1. Raw (of raw yarn), close tissue, excepting cut velvets; net lace,
raw, and not figured
.100 kilos..

2. Unbleached close tissue; also finished, excepting cut velvets..do...
3. All close tissues not included in Nos. 1, 2, and 6; raw (made of raw
yarn) light fabrics, excepting window curtains, not coming under
No. 1, hosiery, laces, trimmings, and buttons; also goods spun in
part with metal threads..
100 kilos..

4. Curtain stuffs, bleached and finished..
5. All light fabrics, as jaconet, muslin, tulle, marly, gauze, not
vided for under Nos. 1, 3, and 4

6. Laces and all embroideries..

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Note to d.

1. Cotton fishing nets, new.

100 kilos....

2. Very coarse tissues of raw-spun cotton waste, also mixed with other
materials, or single-dyed threads, in pieces, not over 50 centimeters
square, having the appearance of gray packing linen, and used for press-
cloths, scrubbing cloths, &c.
.100 kilos..

3. Raw textures for emery linen and for emory-cloth factories, by special
permit, under control; likewise emery cloth..

III.--Lead, also alloyed with antimony, zine, tin, and manufactures thereof.

a. Crude lead, old lead, lead, silver, and gold litharge b. Rolled lead, printing types .......

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.100 kilos..

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e. Rough lead articles, also combined with wood, iron, zinc, or tin, not pol-
ished or varnished; wire..
100 kilos..

d. Fancy manufactures of lead, also mixed with other materials, if not be-
longing to Class 20
.100 kilos..

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1. Brushes and brooms of best straw, rushes, grass, roots, esparto,
also when combined with wood or iron not polished or var-
100 kilos..
2. Other brushes, also when combined with wool or iron not polished
or varnished
.100 kilos..

b. Fancy, in connection with other materials, if not belonging to Class
.100 kilos..

V.-Drugs, chemicals, and dye-stuffs.

a. Ethers of all kinds, chloroform, collodion, etheric oils (except those hereafter enumerated under band i); essences, extracts, tinctures and waters containing alcohol or ether for the trade or medicinal use; all varnishes (except oil varnish), painters' gouache, and pastil colors ; Chinese ink, paint boxes, pencils and crayons; drawing chalk..100 kilos.. b. Oil of juniper and of rosemary


c. Oxalic acid and oxalic-acid potash; yellow, white, and red prussiate of potash

d. Caustic potash, caustic natron, oil varnish.

.100 kilos..


e. Alum, printers' ink, chloride of lime, dye wood extract, gelatine, putty, glue, soot, shoe-blacking, sealing-wax, inks, and ink-powders, wagongrease, combustibles

f. Soda, calcined; bicarbonate of soda

g. Soda, raw, natural or artificial; crystallized soda, potash

. Water (soluble) glass....

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i. Raw chemical preparations for industrial or medical uses, drugs, apothecary wares, and dye-stuffs, not heretofore included under a to h or in other sections of the tarit; benzole, and other light tar oils, oil of turpentine, oil of resin, animal oil, natural and artificial mineral waters, inclusive of bottles and jugs; sealing wafers, concentrated juices, gunpowder, wine, yeast, dry or paste..

VI.-Iron and steel, manufactures of iron and steel.

a. Pig-iron of all kinds, old iron, and such scrap-iron as does not come un-
der No. 1
.100 kilos..
b. Wrought iron (welded iron, welded steel, fused iron, fused steel), in bars,
including shaped iron, tires, plowshares, angle and T iron rails, fish-
plates iron, bed-plates and sleepers ..
......100 kilos....





German customs tariff-Continued.


Rates of duty.

In United
States money.

In marks.

c. Plates and sheets of wrought iron:

Note to b.

1. Loop-iron containing dross, raw rails, ingots.

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2. Wrought iron, in bars, for wire-brush factories, by special permit, under control..

..100 kilos..

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2. Polished, varnished, lacquered, coppered, tinned, zincked, or leaded, 100 kilos.

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d. Wire, also coppered, tinned, zincked, leaded, polished, or varnished, 100 kilos...

e. Manufactures of iron and steel:
1. Heavy articles of cast iron

Of iron roughly wrought for machines and wagons, bridges
and parts of bridges, anchors, chains and cables, railroad
axles, tires, wheels, buffers, cannons, anvils, vises, pulleys,
blacksmiths' hammers, wagon-springs, bed-springs, crowbars,
brakes, horseshoes
..100 kilos..

Rolled and drawn tubes of wrought iron..
2. Less heavy articles:

Otherwise not provided for, also combined with wood....do....
Smoothed, varnished, coppered, zincked, tinned, leaded, or enam-
eled, but not polished or lacquered; also, skates, hammers,
hatchets, axes, common locks, coarse knives, scythes, sickles,
curry combs, tower-clocks, turners' screws, squares; wood,
lock, wheel, and coil screws; tongs, pressed keys, dung and
hay forks
..100 kilos..
Hand-files, sword-blades, planes, chisels, clothiers' and tailors'
scissors, turners' scissors, hedge scissors, saws, augers, die-
stocks, machine and paper knives, &c... .......100 kilos..
NOTE TO e 2.-Chains and wire cables for chain and other towing purposes. Fico.
3. Fancy articles:

Of fine cast iron, as light ornamental castings, polished castings,
art castings, malleable castings of wrought iron, polished or
lacquered cutlery, shears, knitting and crochet needles,
sword cutlery; all these articles otherwise not mentioned,
also in connection with wood and other materials, provided
they are not included in No. 20...
..100 kilos..
Sewing needles, pens of steel and other not precious metals,
parts of watches and watch movements of not precious metals;
fire-arms of all kinds
100 kilos..

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Clays and raw material substances, also burnt, washed, or ground, ores prepared or unprepared, not specially taxed, precious metals, as coins, in bars or pieces.

VIII.-Flax, &c.

Flax and other vegetable materials for spinning (except cotton), raw, dried,
broken, or hackled, or as waste...
..100 kilos..

IX.-Grain and agricultural produce.

a. Wheat, rye, oats, and pulse, and grains not otherwise provided for, 100 kilos

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X.-Glass and glass ware.

a. Green and other natural colored common hollow glass, neither pressed, cut, nor polished; also covered with wicker of willow, broom, straw, or rushes: glass metal; raw optical glass (flint crown glass); raw ribbed glass plates; roof glass, enameling and glazing material; glass tubes and rods, without distinction of color, used for glass beads and fancy blowing glass

...100 kilos..

b. White hollow glass, not figured, uncut, not ground, not pressed, or only with finished stoppers, bottoms, or brims..

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German customs tariff-Continued.


X.-Glass and glass ware-Continued.

c. Window and sheet glass in its natural color (green, partly or entirely white), uncut, not figured, if the single length and single breadth taken together measure:

1. Up to 120 centimeters.

2. Above 120 to 200 centimeters..

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3. Above 200 centimeters

d. 1. Mirror glass, raw, not cut..

100 kilos gross.. 2. Plate (window) and mirror glass, cut, polished, figured, ground, also colored and overlaid

.100 kilos..
e. Ornaments for glass chandeliers; glass buttons, also colored; solid white
glass, not specially mentioned; pressed, polished, ground, cut, etched,
figured, not included in d or f....
NOTE TO .-Small glass plates, glass beads, enamel drops, also colored, 100

f. Colored, with exception of what is included in a, d, and e, painted or
gilded (silvered) glass; glass pastes (imitations, rare, of precious stones)
...100 kilos..
not set; glass ware and enamel goods combined with other materials
not belonging to No. 20.
....100 kilos..
NOTE TO ƒ.--Milk glass, and alabaster glass, not figured, not cut, not ground,
not painted, not pressed, or only with finished stoppers, bottoms, or
XI-Hair of horses, human hair, and manufactures thereof, feathers and

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a. Horse hair, raw, heckled, boiled, dyed, and in plaits, spun bristles, oilcloth, raw bed feathers..


c. Human hair, raw, or in any of the states specified in a

b. Braids of horse hair; textiles of mixed materials of which either the entire warp or woof consists of horse hair.

d. Wigs and other articles made of hair or imitation hair.

.100 kilos..

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f. Writing quills, prepared; bed feathers cleaned and prepared
g. Prepared ornamental feathers....



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XII.-Hides and skins.

a. Hides and skins, raw (green, salted, limed, dry), for conversion into
leather; raw sheep, lamb, and goat-skins with the hair on, and sheep-
skins with the hair off but not dressed

b. Far skins


XIII.-Wood and other vegetable and animal materials for carving, and man

ufactures thereof.

a. Fire-wood, brush-wood, also brush wood brooms; charcoal, cork-wood,
also cut in plates; tan-cake (tan-bark as burning material); vegetable
and animal substances for carving not specially named

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2. Sawn or otherwise cut timber, barrel-staves, and similar sawn or
cut articles; also unpeeled basket-willow and hoops... 100 kilos..
d. Coarse, rough, undyed, coopers', turners', joiners', and only planed wood-
ware and wagoners' work, with the exception of hard-wood furniture
and veneered furniture; peeled barked willow; coarse basket-makers'
work neither painted, dyed, lacquered, polished, or varnished; sheets of
horn and roughly cut bone plates; chair cane, tinged or split.100 kilos..
e. Wood cut in veneers, not glued, not tinged for parquets
f. Wooden furniture and parts of furniture not specified under d and g,
also partly combined with metals not precious; tanned leather; glass;
stones (excepting precious and semi-precious stones); stoneware, faï
ence, or porcelain; other joiners', turners', and coopers' ware, wagon-
ers' work and coarse basket wares, which are painted, tinged, lac
quered, polished, varnished, or partly combined with the above-named
materials; glued and veneered parquet-work not inlaid; coarse cork
..100 kilos..
articles (strips, bungs); coarse toys (not painted); whalebones in


g. Fancy wooden articles (with inlaid or carved work), fancy basket-ware,
bottle corks, cork soles, carved cork articles, in general all not under d,
e, f, and h; specified articles of vegetable or animal carving material,
100 kilos..
with the exception of tortoise-shell, ivory, mother-of-pearl, amber,
agate, jet, also combined with other materials, provided they do not
thereby come under No. 20, bronze wood

h. Upholstered furniture of all kinds:
1. Uncovered..

2. Covered.

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