Coll 30/82 'Import duties charged by Sheikh of Koweit on goods arriving by sea.'

IOR/L/PS/12/3799

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The record is made up of 1 file (60 folios). It was created in 19 Feb 1934-2 Jun 1943. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file concerns various increases in import duty (from 4½% to 6½%) by the Shaikh of Kuwait on goods imported into Koweit [Kuwait] by sea, and the question of whether the increases should apply to British subjects. The increases are discussed against the background of the Bunder Shweikh lease of 1907 (copy, folios 44-60), which provided that the Sheikh should not collect duty on goods imported by British subjects at a rate in excess of 4%. The file includes correspondence from the Foreign Office, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , and Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. Kuwait. Agreement was reached that the 6½% increase of 1941 should also apply to British subjects and British-protected persons.

The file contains some papers of an earlier date than the main date range: copy of the Bunder Shweikh lease dated 1907 (folios 44-60); extract from the report on the trade of Kuwait, 1932-33 (folio 43).

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (60 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 60; these numbers have been applied in ink with a hand stamp, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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English in Latin script
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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/L/PS/12/3799
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Coll 30/82

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19 Feb 1934-2 Jun 1943 (CE, Gregorian)

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Coll 30/82 'Import duties charged by Sheikh of Koweit on goods arriving by sea.', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3799, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000648.0x00016e> [accessed 21 July 2019]

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