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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎298] (315/578)

The record is made up of 1 volume (289 folios). It was created in 1933. It was written in English and French. 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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Abticle IV.
The Afghan Government agrees to furnish to the British Minister at Kabul a
reasonable number of copies of its Customs Tariff Schedule, and of all orders and
notifications introducing any change in that Schedule, or in any other way affect
ing commerce between Afghanistan and any portion of the British Empire.
Similarly the British Government agrees to furnish to the Afghan Minister in
London a reasonable number of copies of similar United Kingdom Tariff Sche
dules, orders and notifications, and to the Afghan Consul-General with the Govern
ment of India a reasonable number of Indian Tariff Schedules, orders and noti
Aeticle V.
I his Convention shall be ratified and ratifications shall be exchanged at London
within two months of its signature, It shall come into force immediately upon
ratification and shall remain in force for the same period as the Anglo-Afghan
Treaty executed on the
22nd November 1921, A.D.
30th Aqrab 1300, Hijri Shamsi.
These five Articles having been stipulated and agreed to in the manner and
form preceding, the aforesaid Representatives have agreed to the present Con
vention, drawn up in two copies, in English and Persian, each of them signed and
sealed in th p ‘ T respective languages, each of which shall be of equal force; and
have exchanged with each other the proper authenticated instrument.
Done at Kabul the fifth day of June 1923 A.D. (corresponding to the fifteenth
Jauza, 1302 Shami Hijri ),
Ghulam Muhammad,
Minister of Commerce.
Faiz Muhammad,
Assistant Foreign Secretary.
J. A. Brett.
W. W. Nind.
Rules for the exemption from Customs duty of goods imported on behalf of the Govern^
ment of Afghanistan.
The following procedure shall be adopted in giving effect to the Customs con
cessions granted under Articles VI and VII of the Treaty between the British
Government and the Government of Afghanistan in respect of exemption from
payment of duty on goods imported at British Indian ports on behalf of the Gov
ernment of Afghanistan for immediate transport to that country.
Rule i.—Goods purporting to be the property of the Afghanistan State shall,
on arrival at the port of entry in India, be entered and cleared in the manner
prescribed under the Sea Customs Act, but such goods shall be exempted from

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The volume is the fifth edition of volume 13 of a collection of historic treaties, engagements and sanads (charters) relating to India and its neighbouring countries, namely Persia and Afghanistan. This volume, originally compiled by Charles Umpherston Aitchison, Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department, was revised in 1930 and published in 1933 by the Manager of Publications in Delhi, under the authority of the Government of India.

Part 1 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Persia and dating from between 12 April 1763 and 10 May 1929. The treaties refer to: trade agreements; foreign relations; prohibition and suppression of the slave trade; sovereignty and status of Persian regions; frontier negotiations; foreign concessions; telegraph lines. Part 2 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Afghanistan and dating from between 17 June 1809 and 6 May 1930. The treaties relate to: foreign relations; the establishment of boundaries and frontier negotiations; peace treaties; commercial relations; import of arms. A number of appendices follow part 2, which contain the text of treaties relating to both Persia and Afghanistan.

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1 volume (289 folios)

The volume is arranged into two parts covering Persia and Afghanistan respectively, as are the appendices at the end of the volume. Each part is divided into a number of chapters, identified by Roman numerals, and arranged chronologically, from the earliest treaties to the most recent. At the beginning of each part is a general introduction to the treaties and engagements that follow.

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (ff 4-8) which lists the geographical regions and treaties. The contents pages refers to the volume’s pagination system. There is a subject index, arranged alphabetically, at the end of the volume (ff 277-87) which also refers to the volume’s pagination system.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, 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 (except for the front cover where the folio number is on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. ).

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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