The Customws Pre/erenidi Duties Ordnnane, 191.3.
J. HAYES SADLER,
22nd Januarv, 1913.
No. 2 of 1913.
AN ORDINANCE. to give effect to the
Canadian-West Indian Preferential
Tariff Agreement signed at Ottawa on
the 9tli day of April, 1912, and to amend
the Customs Duties Ordinance, 1895.
[ 23rd Jhnuary, 1913. j
W HEREAS on the 9th day of April, 1912, the
Agreement set out in the Schedule to this Ordi-
nance was entered into by the Representatives of the
7Ac Cau8/oni8 Preferentialq Di,/ies Ordinance, 19~13.
No. :2 of I191:3.
Adoption of the
Preferential rate of
duty on Canadian
ence on flour, of 6d.
per 100 lbs.
Preference to the
Goovernmint of the Dominiiou of Canada and the Repre-
4entative of the iGovernment of this ('olony, tiubject to
the approval of the Parliament of Ca(nada, the Legislature
of thii' C'olonv ain the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
And whereas the Legislative Council of this. Colony
airoe ith'le t aid Agreement by a IRe
And whlerea- it i- expelient to give effect ti the said
Agreeimeiit .o a- to enable this Colony to p.irticipate in
the nilvantapties -ecirud by it.
Be it thereJbre enacted by the Governor, with the advice
and consent of the Legislative Council of Saint Vincent
as follows :-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Customs
Preferential Duties Ordinance, 1913", and shall be read and
construed as one with the Customs Duties Ordinance, 1895,
No. 2 of 1895, hereinafter called the principal Ordinance
or any Ordinance amending or substituted for the same.
2. The Agreement signed at Ottawa on the 9th day of
April, 1912, by the Representatives of the Dominion of
Canada and the Representative of this Colony, which is
set out in the Schedule to this Ordinance and is hereinafter
called the Agreement, is hereby approved and adopted,
and the terms and conditions therein contained shall be
adhered to by the Government of this Colony.
3. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the
principal Ordinance the duties of Customs payable on the
goods enumerated in Schedule A to the Agreement, being
the produce or Manufacture of' Canada, shall be four-fifths
of the duties imposed on other similar goods by the
principal Ordinance or any Ordinance amending or substi--
tuted for the same.
Provided that the duties imposed on wheat flour by the
principal Ordinance or any Ordinance amending or
substituted for the same shall always exceed the duties
payable on wheat flour being the produce or manufacture
of Canada by at least six pence on every hundred pounds
(2) The provisions of this-section shall apply to all
goods eiumerated in Schedule A to the Agreement which
are the produce or manufacture of the United Kingdom in
the same manner as to similar goods which are the produce
or manufacture of Canada.
(3) The provisions of this section shall apply to all
goods enumerated in Schedule A to the Agreement which
are the produce-or manufacture of Newfoundland in the
same manner as to similar goods which are the produce
or manufacture of Canada.
(4) It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to
declare by an Order, with the approval of the Legislative
Council signified by a resolution, that the provisions of
this section shall apply to all goods enumerated in Sche-
dule A to the Agreement which are the produce or
manufacture of any British Possession or Protectorate in
the smune manner as to similar goods which are the produce
or manufacture of Canada, and upon the publication of
the Order in the Gazette the provisions of this section
shall apply accordingly.
No. 2 of 1913.
Preference to New-
Preferences may be
granted to other
4. (1) The Governor in Council may from time to Regulations.
time make regulations for the better carrying out of the
provisions of this Ordinance, and, without prejudice to the
foregoing general power, he may from time to time make
regulations for the following purposes or any of them,-
(a) prescribing the nature and the manner of the proof
that goods are the produce or manufacture of a
country to which preference is granted under this
(b) providing that goods shall not be entitled to pre-
ference unless they are conveyed to this Colony by
ship direct from the country of which they are the
produce or manufacture, or by the way of one of
the other Colonies entitled to the advantages of
the Agreement, and prescribing what shall be
deemed to be such direct shipment as will render
good] entitled to preference,
(c) providing that manufactured goods shall not be
entitled to preference unless a substantial part of
the work or labour by which such gocds were
manufactured was performed in a country to which
preference is griuted1 under this Ordinance, and
pre.cribing the extent of such part and the nature
and the manner of the proof of the performance of
(d) providing that goods shall not be entitled to pre-
ference if they are contained in a package which
also contains goods not enumerated in Schedule A
to the Agreement, and
(e) providing that goods shall not be entitled to pre-
ference if they are set out in a Customs Bill of
The Clislol;1? pirqe'rculitid Du/iv? Ordt"-ameec, 19? 3.
N'o. 2 uf 1l.4
rletiJty fo.r lirt.i. i
Entry in which good, not enumerate'l in Schedule
A to the Agreement are also set ont.
(2) Every person who shall bi guilty of a contraven-
tion of any such regulation shiall be liable on summary
conviction 'before the Magi-tr;te of the First District to
a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.
5. (1) Thi- Ordin.ice sh.ill conme into operation n upon
such day as the Governor shall notify by Proclamation,
and it shall continue in force until the Agreement is
terminated by the Government of Canada or of this Colony
in accordance with the provisions -of the eighth section of
the said Agreement.
(2) The Proclamatioa shall make known the approval
of the Agreement by the Parliament of Canada and by
the Secretary of State for the Colonies.
AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND CERTAIN OF THE WEST
AGREEMENT entered into this ninth day of April, 1912, by the Govern-
ment of His Majesty's Dominion .o Canada, represented herein
by the Honourable George Eulas Poster, Minister of Trade
and Commerce, the Honourable William Thomas White,
Minister of Finance, and the Honourable John Dowsley Reid,
Minister of Customs:
the Governments of:--
Trinidad, represented herein by Henry Barclay Walcott,
Collector of Customs;
British Guiana, represented herein by John McIntosh TReitl,
Comptroller of Customs;
Barbados, represented herein by Dr. William Kelman Chandler
L.L.D., C.M.G., Master in Chancery.
Thec ('usloms Preleren Viai Ddiei. Orljonr 1913 V.
St. Lucia, represented ,eri-n by Ed.Jral John Cameron, ('.-.G.,
Administrator of the Colony;
St. Vincent, represented herein by Francis William Giiffith,.
Supervisor of Customs;
Antigua, represented herein by William Douglas Auchinleck,
St. Kitts, represented herein by Thomas Laurence Roxburgh,
C.M.G., Administrator of the Presidency;
Dominica, represented herein by William Henry Porter, I.S.O.,
Montserrat, represented herein by Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred
Bennett Davidson-Houston, U.M.G., Commissioner of the
It is agreed between the Government of the Dominion and the
Governments of the above-mentioned Colonies severally that:
1. On all goods enumerated in Schedule A, being the produce or
manufacture of Canada, imported into any of the above-mentioned
Colonies, the duties of Customs shall not at any time be more than
four-tifths of the duties imposed in the Colony on similar goods when
imported from any foreign country ; provided that on flour the pro.
ference in favour of Canada shall not at any time be less than 12
cents per 100 lbs.
2. On all goods enumerated in Schedule B, being the produce or
manufacture of any of the above-mentioned Colonies, imported into
the Dominion of Canada, the duties of Customs shall not at.any time
be more than four-fifths of the duties imposed on similar goods when
imported from any foreign country; provided (a) that on raw sugar
not above No. 16, Duitch standard, in colour, and molasses testing
over 56 degrees and not over 7:5 dI-greis by the polariscore, the pre-
ference in favour of the Colony shall not at any time be less than 4j
cents per 100 lbs., and for each additional degree over 75 degrees the
preference shall not be less than I cent per 100 lbs.
(6) On all good enumerated in Schedule C hereto, being the pro-
duce or manufacture of any of the above-mentioned Colonies, imported
into the Dominion of Canada there shall be no duties of Customs,
but on the like goods, wheu imported from any foreign country, the
duties of Customs shall not be less than those therein set out.
(e) The Act of the Parliament of Canada entitled "An Act
respecting duties of Customs" assented to on the 12th day of April,
1907, a- amended by Chapter 10 of the Acts cf. the Parliament of
Canada, 1909, shall, in addition to the amendments necessary to give
effect to the foregoing provisions of this section, be amended as
(1) Tariff item 135e to be repealed;
(2) Tariff item 137a to be repealed;
(3) So as to provide that upon arrowroot the produce of any of
the said Colonies imported into the Dominion of Canada the
duties of Customs shall not 'exceed fifty cents per one hun-
(d) It is understood that the Canadian Customs Tariff item 135b
hall not be affected by Section 2 of this Agreement before the end of
December, 1914, when the said tariff item expires, and that the said
tariff item shall not be thereafter continued while this Agreement is
in force. It is also understoodbthat in determining the rates of duty
payable on goods under said Section 2 the rates provided for in said
tariff item 135b shall not apply.
3. The concessions granted under Section 2 by Canada to any of
the above-mentioned Colonies shall be extended to all the other
Colonies enumerated in Schedule D for a period of threeyears from
the day on which this Agreement shall come into operation, and ht
the end of such period of three years such concessions to the other
Colonies may cease and determine as respects any of the said Colonies
No. 2 of 1913.
'I.e Cub,/om~s Preieren/iatl Attii e* OreV,,ance, 1913.-
No 2 of 1913.
whi.lih ball not have granted to (C'iuada the advantages set forth in
S". t 1un 1.
-. The Gov't-rnmewits of a.ny of the ahove-niertionpdi Colonies may
provide that to be enZtitl. ld t. the ion,.-sisions granted in Section 1, the
produi of Canada -hall be conveyed by ship dir.e t without tranship-
ment from a Canadinn port into the -:.,iil (_'ulytiy or by the way of one
of the other Col. nies einlitiel, to tli-h aiJv.'.utages of this Agreement.
5. The Goveinme-nt (tf (Canlda niuy protvihll' thZit, 10 be entitled to
the coiice-ioij' gi anted in .S,-cli,n 2, the produit-s ,t any uf the above-
nu.nlti-,ni-rl C(..lonit-.s slill 1. .. onveyed by ohip directt without
tran-hipmenitt fr.'u, thlie (id C,,lonv r.r from one o'f the other Colonies
erntitled to the ailvatiages' of tlis Agrer-uient into a -ea or river port
6. Pr..\ilied that -hould the dieii'tion hei iin granted be at any
timW- exi-rti..-1J 1,y th,.. GiveC-i eut 'of Canaa. 1,r. vision shall *be
mniad, in ill mi :itimats ttteoed iito n ithi ,-tearubhips subsidized by the
Dominion l.ivi : bttittee-n i>.ln ti in (',ii-nida nrid cO'rts iu the Colonies,
m which ane j i lit... t.o tlhii Agri-,i m ne t. ft'r i., ifl-ctivIe control l of rates
7. This Agi.;e'.ni: t shill ie .ul.,jet to the apliiroval of the
PFrliarnui-t .-( ('.-i.nl a.lil o thei L.-g elitires of the al.ive-mentioned
(C l. .nii--, a .ril t ,h >.-..l airv rif t.' ute for the Col.rinles, and upon
ri..h II l.q..val t 1 gi,.'emri it -hail h- hrrught into opiieation at such
til, .- u y I.i t. i.. .l ior b,.t-ween the (ii. tr.-a tina parties by a
Proclamation to be published in the "Canada Gazette" and in the
Official Gazettes of each of the said Colonies.
8. After this Agreement shall have been in force for the period of
ten years it may be terminated by any one of the parties thereto (in
respect of such party) at the end of one year after the day upon
which notice shall have been given by the party desiring such
In testimony whereof the said parties have signed this Agreement
DoNE at Ottawa this ninth day of April in the year of Our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and twelve.
George E. Foster, Canada.
J. I). Reid, Canada.
W. T. White, Canada.
(Per George H. Perley, Acting Minister).
Edward J. Cameron, St. Lucia.
J. M: Reid, British Guiana.
H. B. Walcott, Trinidad,
W. K. Chandler, Barbados.
Francis W. Griffith, St. Vincent.
W. H. Porter, Dominica.
Wilfred B. Davidson-Houston, Montserrat.
W. D. Auchinleck, Antigua.
T. Laurence Roxburgh, St. Kitts-Nevis.
Schedule of Canadian goods to enjoy the benefits of the
Customs Preferential Tariff when imported into the Colony:-
Fish, dried, salted, or smoked.
Meats, salted or cured.
Meats, fresh, and Poultry (dead).
1ihe ('usktms Pirel'renti/il Dut/ies O,'Elinnvee 1973.
Wheat flour. No. 2 of 1913.
Rolled oats and oatmeal.
Bran and pollard.
Bread and biscuits of all kinds.
Beans and peas, whole or split.
Horse, cows, oxen, bulls, sheep, swine, and poultry (living).
Brooms and brushes.
Boots, shoes and slippers.
Agricultural machinery and implements of all kinds.
Iron and steel nails, spikes, rivets, and clinches.
Wire (including barbed wire), woven wire fencing, and metal
Machinery (including motor and other engines), steam boilers,
electric machinery, and electric dental appliances of all kinds.
Vehicles, including automobiles and motor cars.
Manufactures of india-rubber.
Paints, colours, and varnishes.
Paper of all kinds and manufactures of paper.
Vegetables of all kinds, including potatoes, onions, and canned
House, office, cabinet or store furniture of wood, iron, or other
material; including cash registers, coffins, caskets, casket
robes and linings, and casket hardware.
,Planks, boards, deals, joists, scantling, shingles, shooks, staves,
Doors, sashes and blinds.
Pianos and organs.
Trunks, valises, travelling and tool bags, and baskets of all kinds.
Glass bottles, lamps,, lamp chimneys, and table glassware.
Ni' kel plate-d, gilt or electroplated ware.
Linseed oil cake and linseed oil cake meal.
Canned and bottled fruits.
Schedule of West Indian products to enjoy the benefits ot the
Customs Preferential Tariff when imported into Canada:--
Sugar, molasses and syrups.
Shredded sugar cane.
Fresh fruits of all kinds.
Asphalt and manjak.
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The Cust oms PPr;ferential Dudtie Ondinumce, 1913.
No. 2 of 1913.
Cotton, i aw, cott .n .o1-i, aind cotton send meal.
Cotton seed oil.
Rito, uIJclnau, rice cleaned, and rice flour and rice meal and
Oils, coal and kerosine, distilled, puriti'd or refinued petroleum
Crolira and C'ocoanut oil.
IRubber, raw and balata.
logwood and logwood extract.
Turtle shell, unmanufactured.
Ginger, nutmeg, and spices, IILgground.
Arrow i oot.
"Iegetables, fre,-, of all kids.
Tapioea and cassava
Tapioca and caesava flour.
Honey anti hbcswax.
Oil;, essential, including bay oil and otto of limes.
Tamalinds, tresh or preserved.
Cattle food containing molasses.
Pea nuts and kola nuts.
Timber or lumber of wood not further manufactured than sawn
Timber or lumber of wood, dressed.
Lime juice, ii uit syrups, and fruit jukes non-alcoholic.
. SCHEDULE C".
Goods. DuIty when imported fiom any
Cocoa beans, not roasted, (ru-he l or ground Not les than 75c. per
I.ime juice, raw and concentrated, nat re- Not less than 5 cents
findd. per gallon.
Limes, frebh. Not less than 10 per
cent. ad valorem.
Passed the Lcibdtie Cou.icil /he
publI's.shed in Me Gor'ernment Gatru elf /ihs
oif Jiiiniri/, 1913, anid
of .JLnuaiy, 1913.
V. F. RAYTON,
Clerk of Councils.
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KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.