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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

Liberia,   pp. 785-857 PDF (27.0 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19 3 7, VOLUME II
waterway, and canal, other than the Panama Canal and waterways
and canals which constitute international boundaries, to persons and
goods coming from, going to or passing through the territories of
the other High Contracting Party, except such persons as may be
forbidden admission into its territories or goods of which the im-
portation may be prohibited by law or regulations. The measures
of a general or particular character which either of the High Con-
tracting Parties is obliged to take in case of an emergency affecting
the safety of the State or vital interests of the country may, in
exceptional cases and for as short a period as possible, involve a
deviation from the provisions of this paragraph, it being under-
stood that the principle of freedom of transit must be observed to
the utmost possible extent.
  Persons and goods in transit shall not be subjected to any transit
duty, or to any unnecessary delays or restrictions, or to any dis-
crimination as regards charges, facilities, or any other matter.
  Goods in transit must be entered at the proper customhouse,- but
they shall be exempt from all customs or other similar duties.
  All charges imposed on transport in transit shall be reasonable,
having regard to the conditions of the traffic.
  Nothing in this Article shall affect the right of either of the High
Contracting Parties to prohibit or restrict the transit of arms, muni-
tions and military equipment in accordance with treaties or conventions
that may have been or may hereafter be entered into by either Party
with other countries.
                         AnRTIcLE XXII
  Civil aircraft of the United States of America shall receive, in all
respects, in Liberia the most-favored-nation treatment; provided that
the benefit of this provision may be withheld in respect of any matter
in regard to which the authorities of the Government of the United
States of America should be unwilling to grant a similar privilege
in respect of civil aircraft of Liberia.
                         ARTICLE XXIII
  Nothing in this Treaty shall be construed to prevent the adoption
of measures prohibiting or restricting the exportation or importation
of gold or silver, or to prevent the adoption of such measures as either
High Contracting Party may see fit with respect to the control of
the export or sale for export of arms, ammunition, or implements of
war, and, in exceptional circumstances, all other military supplies.
  Subject to the requirement that, under like circumstances and
conditions, there shall be no arbitrary discrimination by either High
Contracting Party against the other High Contracting Party in favor
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