Intercontinental Railway Commission: pt. I. A condensed report of the transactions of the commission and of the surveys and explorations of its engineers in Central and South America. 1891-1898. 1898

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Página 12 - 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...
Página 12 - An agreement upon and recommendation for adoption to their respective Governments of a definite plan of arbitration of all questions, disputes, and differences, that may now or hereafter exist between them, to the end that all difficulties and disputes between such nations may be peaceably settled and wars prevented.
Página 14 - ... 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...
Página 16 - ... real property of the railroad employed in its construction and operation should be exempt from all taxation, either national, provincial (State), or municipal. Twelfth. That the execution of a work of such magnitude deserves to be further encouraged by subsidies, grants of land, or guaranties of a minimum of interest. Thirteenth. That the salaries of the commission, as well as the expense incident to the preliminary and final surveys...
Página 16 - 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...
Página 14 - Tenth. That all materials necessary for the construction and operation of the railroad should be exempt from import duties, subject to such regulations as may be necessary to prevent the abuse of this privilege. Eleventh. That all personal and real property of the railroad employed in its construction and operation should be exempt from all taxation, either national, provincial (State), or municipal. Twelfth. That the execution of a work of such magnitude deserves to be further encouraged by subsidies,...
Página 14 - Second. That the best method of facilitating its execution is the appointment of an International Commission of Engineers to ascertain the possible routes, to determine their true length, to estimate the cost of each, and to compare their respective advantages.
Página 170 - ... impuestos de puerto, estableciendo método igual en todos los países para la clasificación y avalúo de las mercaderías y para la forma en que deban hacerse las facturas, así como también idénticos preceptos en materia de sanidad y cuarentena.
Página 12 - Measures toward the formation of an American Customs Union, under which the trade of the American nations with each other shall, so far as possible and profitable, be promoted.
Página 170 - Medidas encaminadas á la formación de una unión aduanera americana, que fomente en cuanto sea posible y provechoso, el comercio recíproco entre las naciones americanas.

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