'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [21r] (47/572)
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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Tho treaty ODncludod b0tw33n th0 British GoveiTiTt^it anl His Hi^hnGss
Sultan ot Alaskat and Onun, on tli^ 19th Af irch. 1891, corresponding to the
Sth Shaban 1308, and ratified on the 20th February 181-2, is hereby cancelled
and declared void from the date when the present treaty comes into operation,
and the present treaty shall, from that date, ba substituted for it.
The provisions of this treaty relating to British subjects shall extend also
to subjects of Native States in India under the protection of His Britannic
Majesty. Such subjects shall enjoy, immediately and unconditionally,
throughout the dominions of His Highness the Sultan of Maskat and Oman,
with respect to commerce, shipping, and the exercise of trade, as, in every other
respect, all the rights, privileges, immunities, advantages, and protection of
whatsoever nature, which are, or hereafter may be, enjoyed by, or accorded to,
the subjects or citizens of Maskat or Oman, or subjects or citizens of the most
They shall more especiallv not be liable to other or more onerous duties,
imports, restrictions, or obligations of whatever description, than those to
which subjects or citizens of Alaskat or Oman, or subjects or citizens of the
most favoured nation now are, or hereafter m iy be, subjected.
The two High Contracting Parties acknowle lg3 reciprocally to each other
tue right of appointing Consuls to reside in each other's dominions wherever
the interests of commerce may require the presence of such officers; and such
Consuls shall at all times be placed, in the country in which they reside, on the
footing of the Consuls of the most favoured nation. Each of the High Con
tracting Parties further agree to permit his own subjects to be appointed to
Consular offices by the other Contracting Party: provided always that the per
sons so appointed shall not begin to act without the previous ' approbation of
the Sovereign whose subjects they may be. The public functionaries of either
Government residing in the dominions of the other shall enjoy the same privi
leges, immunities, and exemptions which are enjoyed witliin the same domi^
nions by similar public functionaries of other countries.
There shall be perfect freedom of commerce and navigation between the
High Contracting Parties ; each shall allow the subjects of the other to enter all
ports, creeks, and rivers with their vessels and cargoes, also to travel, reside,
and persue commerce and trade, whether wholesale or retail, in each other's
dominions, and therein to hire, purchase, and possess houses, warehouses, shops,
stores, and lands, under the same conditions in all respects as subjects of their
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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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