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'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [‎14r] (29/92)

The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in c 1954. 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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51, No. 12
P;;-- Trade Agreement between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, dated April 20, 1942
^ The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern
Ireland (hereinafter called the Government of the United Kingdom), acting on
behalf of His Highness the Sheikh of Koweit, of the one part, and the Government
of Saudi Arabia, of the other part, being desirous of concluding an Agreement to
regulate trade between Koweit and Saudi Arabia, have appointed as their
Representatives for this purpose: —
The Government of the United Kingdom:
Francis Hugh William Stonehewer-Bird, C.M.G., O.B.E., His Majesty's
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia;
The Government of Saudi Arabia:
His Excellency Sheikh Yusuf Yasin, Head of the Political Section and
Private Secretary to His Majesty the King of Saudi Arabia;
who, having examined their credentials and found them to be in good and due
form, have agreed as follows : —
Article 1.
1. All goods which leave Koweit territory for Saudi Arabia by land or sea
must be accompanied by a person carrying a manifest. In case of goods sent by
land: —
(a) they must be sent by caravan, and any person carrying goods from Koweit
territory who is not with a caravan shall be regarded as a smuggler,
even if he has a manifest;
(b) the caravan must call at that one of the points in Saudi Arabia mentioned
in Article 7 below, which is specified in the manifest;
(c) the person carrying the manifest must also have with him a list showing
the names of the persons in the caravan and the number of camels;
(d) the person carrying the manifest shall report to the officials appointed for
that purpose first at the Koweit point and then at the Saudi Arabian
point specified in the manifest.
2. Persons entering Koweit territory from Saudi Arabia and leaving again
with goods, bought for their personal consumption, whether they are nomad or
settled, must travel in parties and conform to the conditions laid down for
commercial caravans.
3. A caravan shall consist of not less than one motor vehicle or three animals.
4. Goods which leave Koweit territory for Saudi Arabia by sea must be
taken to the Saudi Arabian port specified in the manifest, and the person holding
the manifest must report to the proper authorities at that port. The provisions
about smuggling contained in the present regulations shall be applicable to goods
transported by sea and to the persons transporting them.
Article 2.
The person responsible for a caravan or party such as is mentioned in Article!
shall, before his departure with the caravan (or party) and with the goods from
Koweit territory for Saudi Arabia, obtain a manifest from the Koweit Customs
Department (Manifest Office) for all the goods destined for Saudi Arabia. This
manifest must accompany the goods, and a copy of it shall be given to the Saudi
Arabian Trade Agent in Koweit by the Koweit Customs Office before the caravan
(or party) leaves Koweit territory, and a third copy of the manifest shall be kept
in the Manifest Office. It is forbidden to take a quantity greater or less than that
shown in the manifest or to go to any destination other than that mentioned in the
manifest or by any route other than the ordinary one.
Should the merchant or owner of the goods choose to send part of the goods
by motor car and part by camel, or by two caravans, or part by sea and part by
land, a separate manifest must accompany each part.
46133 p.

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The volume consists of the following Foreign Office document: 19127, marked 'For Official Use only'.

The volume is divided into sections containing transcripts of treaties and engagements relating to Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar; Trucial States; Muscat; and miscellaneous. The earliest treaties recorded date from 1820.

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1 volume (44 folios)

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 45 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. An original printed pagination sequence is also present in the volume. Foliation anomaly: ff. 10, 10A. The following folio needs to be folded out: f. 39.

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