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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎16v] (38/572)

The record is made up of 1 volume (281 folios). It was created in 12 Feb 1922-11 Mar 1931. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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provided the cargo so discharged shall be re-shipped ana tanen
away on board of the same vessel, or if the latter shall have
been condemned, or her departure delayed, in any other manner.
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A rticle 7.
No article whatever shall be prohibited from being imported into or
exported from the territories of His Highness the Sultan of Muskat, and no
export duties are to be levied on goods exported from those territories except
with the consent of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, such consent
being subject to the conditions that may be laid down in the notifications in
timating the same.
A rticle 8.
It is agreed and understood by the High Contracting Parties that, in the
event of an arrangement being entered into hereafter between His Highness
and the powers having Treaty relations with Muskat, and to which Great
Britain shall be a consenting party, whereby vessels entering the port of
Muskat shall be charged with shipping, tonnage, or harbour dues, such dues to
be administered under the control of a special Board for the improvement of
the harbour and construction and maintenance of lighthouses, &c.; nothing in
the aforementioned provisions shall be construed so as to exempt British vessels
from payment of such shipping, harbour, or tonnage dues as may hereafter be
agreed upon.
A rticle 9.
It shall be at the option of the British subject in each case to pay the
percentage duties stipulated in Article 6, either in cash, or, if the nature of
the goods allows of it, in kind, by giving up an equivalent amount of the
goods or produce.
His Highness the Sultan ot Muskat binds nimsen not xo aiiow or recug-
nise the establishment of any kind of monopoly or exclusive privilege of trade
within his dominions to any Government, Association, or individual.
A rticle 5.
Subjects of Her Britannic Majesty shall be permitted, throughout the
dominions of His Highness the Sultan, to acquire by gift, purchase, intestate
succession, or under will, or any other legal manner, land, houses, and pro
perty of every description, whether moveable or immoveable, to possess the
same; and freely to dispose thereof by sale, barter, donation, or otherwise.
A rticle 6.
His Highness the Sultan shall be permitted to levy a duty of entry not
exceeding 5 per cent, on the value of all goods and merchandise, ofjwha^eve^^

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Correspondence concerning the Muscat Commercial Treaty of 1891 and a revision of the treaty in 1922. Includes the text of the 1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the USA and Sayyid Sa'id bin Sultan [Saʻīd bin Sulṭān] of Muscat and correspondence with the United States of America over the revisions. Letters discuss the raising of the rate of customs from 5% to 10%. The file includes the text of the 1922 agreement in Arabic and English.

Correspondents include 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. , 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. ; 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. , Muscat; Deputy Secretary to the Government of India; Commonwealth of Australia, Governor General's Office; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department; Secretary of State, United States.

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1 volume (281 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: this file has circled foliation numbers that begin on front cover and end on back cover.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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