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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

Liberia,   pp. 785-857 PDF (27.0 MB)

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account by a private commercial enterprise interested solely in pur-
chasing such product on the most favorable terms.
                           ARTrIcLE XIV
  The vessels and cargoes of one of the High Contracting Parties
shall, within the territorial waters and harbors of the other Party
in all respects and unconditionally be accorded the same treatment as
the vessels and cargoes of that Party, irrespective of the port of de-
parture of the vessel, or the port of destination, and irrespective of
the origin or the destination of the cargo. It is especially agreed that
no duties of tonnage, harbor, pilotage, lighthouse, quarantine, or other
similar or corresponding duties or charges of whatever denomination,
levied in the name or for the profit of the Government, public func-
tionaries, private individuals, corporations or establishments of any
kind shall be imposed in the ports of the territories or territorial
waters of either country upon the vessels of the other, which shall not
equally, under the same conditions, be imposed on national vessels.
                          ARTIcLE XVII
  Limited liability and other corporations and associations, whether
or not for pecuniary profit, which have been or may hereafter be
organized in accordance with and under the laws, National, State
or Provincial, of either High Contracting Party and which maintain
a central office within the territories thereof, shall have their jurid-
ical status recognized by the other High Contracting Party pro-
vided that they pursue no aims within its territories contrary to its
laws. They shall enjoy free access to the courts of law and equity,
on conforming to the laws regulating the matter, as well for the
prosecution as for the defense of rights in all the degrees of juris-
diction established by law.
  The right of corporations and associations of either High Con-
tracting Party which have been so recognized by the other to estab-
lish themselves in the territories of the other Party or to establish
branch offices and fulfill their functions therein shall depend upon
and be governed solely by the consent of such Party as expressed
in its National, State, or Provincial laws.
                           ARTICLE XIX
  (Article regarding development of mineral resources to be supplied
                           ARTICLE XXI
  There shall be complete freedom of transit through the territories
including territorial waters of each High Contracting Party on the
routes most convenient for international transit, by rail, navigable
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