The Italian Chargé to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary of State: In continuation of my note No. 378 of the 27th of February last, I have the honor to transmit herewith to your excellency a copy of the essential part of a communication from the royal ministry of foreign affairs relative to the new measures taken in the Kingdom in regard to certificates of origin.

Accept, etc.,

G. C. Montagna.


I hasten to advise you, in accordance with a further communication received from the royal ministry of finance, that, regards cheese, the certificate of origin is required in our custom-house only when it is imported by sea. Further, in regard to silk fabrics, the requirement of a certificate of origin does not apply to mixed goods in which there is not more than 50 per cent or less than 12 per cent of silk and silk waste, nor to mixed linen, cotton, or woolen trimmings with less than 12 per cent of silk in the visible part.

Finally, cognac is to be added to the list, already communicated with the aforesaid circular, of the products for which a certificate of origin is required.