Summary of Commerce of the Philippine Islands ... (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905 - Philippines
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Page 1248 - States for sale, including the value of all cartons, cases, crates, boxes, sacks, and coverings of any kind, and all other costs, charges, and expenses incident to placing the merchandise in condition, packed ready for shipment to the United States...
Page 914 - entry for consumption" is the technical name of the import entry made at the customhouse and implies that the goods have been delivered into the custody of the importer and that the duties have been paid on the dutiable portion. Some of them may be afterwards exported.
Page 1014 - in determining the dutiable value of merchandise, there shall be added to the cost, or to the actual wholesale price or general market value at the time of exportation in the principal markets of the country...
Page 790 - States, in the principal markets of the country from whence imported, and in the condition in which such merchandise is there bought and sold for exportation to the United States, or consigned to the United States...
Page 914 - The statement of domestic exports exhibits the exports of domestic products or manufactures, also exports of commodities of foreign origin which have been changed from the form in which they were imported or enhanced in value by further manufacture in the United States, such as sugar refined in this country from imported raw sugar, flour ground from imported wheat, and articles, utensils, etc., made from imported materials. The value of exports of domestic merchandise...
Page 795 - Honolulu and Guam. From our South Atlantic and Gulf ports the distance to Manila will be much less by the American canal than by way of Suez. Chartered vessels outbound from New York will doubtless go sometimes by one route and sometimes by the other. The chief attractions of the American canal route will be the coasting trade of both seaboards of the United States — the shortest route from Central America to Manila being by the great circle which passes close to San Francisco — the large volume...
Page 795 - The effect of the isthmian canal upon the routes followed by the trade between our Eastern seaboard and the Philippines will be to divert a considerable share of the traffic from the Suez to the American canal. Steamers now use the Suez, and after the American canal has been opened the choice will lie between the two canal routes. The distance by the Cape of Good Hope is too great to permit that route to compete with the canals for the traffic handled by steamers. The distances from New York to Manila...
Page 1131 - ... steamer to tie up alongside, all indicate that this port will be the trade centre of the Orient within the next few years, if sufficient encouragement is given commercial interests. Manila is two days from Hongkong, five from Shanghai, five from Singapore, eleven from Colombo and thirteen from Sydney. Navigable waters wash the shores of a thousand cities and towns through which pass the entire overseas traffic of the most densely populated portions of the world, and Manila stands at the gateway...
Page 914 - general imports" in this publication embraces both imported articles entered for immediate consumption on arrival and articles entered for warehouse, as distinguished from the "imports for consumption," which embrace imports entered for immediate consumption and withdrawals from warehouse for consumption. The statement of general imports and the statement of imports for consumption for any period will differ to the extent that the value of the entries...
Page 796 - ... toll rather than abandon that route, it is not probable that the Suez Canal Company will find it profitable to make a radical reduction in its charges — 50$, for instance — in order to hold the commerce of the regions situated on the margin of advantage as regards the use of the eastern or western canal routes. Consequently, it would seem that the adoption of moderate tolls — not to exceed $i per ton net register, American measurement — for the use of the American canal will enable that...

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