Prelimnary reports Weights and measures. Inter-continental railway. Reciprocity treaties. Communications on the Atlantic, the Pacific, the gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean sea. Customs regulations. Port dues. Sanitary regulations

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1890 - Communication and traffic
 

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Page 30 - States, at such time as he may deem proper in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, for the purpose of discussing and recommending for adoption to their respective Governments some plan of arbitration for the settlement of disagreements and disputes that may hereafter arise between them, and for considering questions relating to the improvement of business intercourse and means of direct communication between said countries, and to encourage such reciprocal commercial relations as will be beneficial...
Page 41 - We believe that friendship, avowed with candor and maintained with good faith, will remove from American States the necessity of guarding boundary lines between themselves with fortifications and military force. We believe...
Page 39 - I bid vou welcome to every section and to every State of the Union. You come in response to an invitation extended by the President on the special authorization of Congress. Your presence here is no ordinary event. It signifies much to the people of all America to-day. It may signify far more in the days to come.
Page 404 - ... and as to the customs laws, and regulations of their respective countries ; such Bureau to be maintained in one of the countries for the common benefit and at the common expense, and to furnish to all the other countries such commercial statistics and other useful information as may be contributed to it by any of the American republics. That the Committee on Customs Regulations be authorized and instructed to furnish to the Conference a plan of organization and a scheme for the practical work...
Page 404 - That the Governments here represented shall unite for the establishment of an American International Bureau for the collection, tabulation, and publication in the English, Spanish, and Portuguese languages of information as to the productions and commerce, and as to the customs, laws, and regulations of their respective countries; such Bureau to be maintained in one of the countries for the common benefit and at the common expense, and to furnish to all the other countries such commercial statistics...
Page 42 - We believe that a spirit of justice, of common and equal interest between the American States will leave no room for an artificial balance of power like unto that which has led to wars abroad and drenched Europe in blood.
Page 93 - ... to estimate the cost of each, and to compare their respective advantages. Third. That the said commission should consist of a body of engineers, of whom each nation should appoint three, and which should have authority to divide into subcommissions, and appoint as many other engineers and employes as may be considered necessary for the more rapid execution of the work. Fourth. That each of the Governments accepting may appoint, at its own expense, commissioners or engineers to serve as auxiliaries...
Page 94 - ... practicable and compatible with the route and conditions of the continental railroad. Eighth. That in case the results of the survey demonstrate the practicability and advisability of the railroad, proposals for the construction either of the whole line or of sections thereof should be solicited. Ninth. That the construction, management, and operation of the line should be at the expense of the concessionaires, or of the persons to whom they sublet the work, or transfer their rights with all...
Page 405 - All official regulations which affect the entrance and clearance of vessels and the importation and exportation of merchandise in the ports of the represented countries; also all circulars of instruction to customs officials which relate to customs procedure or to the classification of merchandise for duty. (c) Ample quotations from commercial and parcel-post treaties between any of the American Republics.
Page 102 - Fifteenth. That the approval of the surveys, the terms of the proposals, the protection of the concessionaires, the inspection of the work, the legislation affecting it, the neutrality of the road, and the free passage of merchandise in transit, should be (in the event contemplated by article eighth) the subject of special agreement between all the nations interested. Sixteenth. That as soon as the government of the United States shall receive notice of the acceptance of these recommendations by...

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