File No. 4013.
Minister Beaupré to
the Secretary of State.
Aires, December 14,
Sir: I have the honor to refer to Mr. White’s
No. 381, of June 23 last, transmitting a copy of an executive decree of
May 31 last, regulating customs law No. 4933, and to inclose herewith a
copy of an executive decree of the 27th ultimo, cut from the Boletin
Oficial, No. 3926, of the 7th instant, which annuls article 89 of the
above-mentioned executive decree of May 31 last. This decree provides
for the use of Argentine warehouses for goods in transit from foreign
parts to the countries contiguous to the upper waters of the rivers
Parana and Paraguay and tributaries.
I accompany the decree with a translation.
I am, etc.,
Ministry of Finance.
Buenos Aires, November 27,
[Annulling article 89 of the decree of May 31 last,
regulating the customs law.]
Considering that the provisions of article 89 of the decree
regulating law No. 4933 gives rise in practice to certain
inconveniences that it is necessary to avoid, and in view of the
advisability of fostering the development of the commerce [Page 41] of transit and of the coasts, to
which there will contribute above all else the conveniences afforded
them and the facilities accorded them in customs procedure,
The President of the Republic, in general session of his cabinet,
- Article I. Article 89 of the
decree of May 31 of the current year, regulating law No.
4933, is annulled, the procedure having in the future to
follow the provisions of article 31 of said law.
- Art. II. Merchandise proceeding
from the bordering countries in transit for established
ports of Bolivia and Paraguay and of the Brazilian States of
the upper Parana and river Paraguay, shall be deposited in
the fiscal warehouses, which for this purpose shall be
established in the depots of Pilcomayo and Posadas. The
deposit shall be made after permission obtained and on the
presentation of the general manifest of the cargo that the
- Art. III. There may likewise be
deposited in said warehouses the merchandise in transit,
proceeding from beyond the sea, for transshipment or
reembarkation and destined for the ports mentioned in the
preceding article, after the corresponding permission is
obtained and on presentation of a certificate (guia) that
shall be taken in the first Argentine port of call and shall
be verified in said deposits, partial withdrawals being
noted until its final cancellation.
- Art. IV. The permit to which the
preceding, articles refer shall be requested of the chief of
the corresponding depot by the agent of the vessel, its
nature to be determined from the details contained in the
general manifest or in the certificate taken in the first
Argentine port of call according to the case.
- Art. V. The withdrawal of the
merchandise deposited in the warehouse shall be made by
application of the agent of the vessel, who shall solicit
permission according to the requirements prescribed in
- Art. VI. The merchandise stored
in the deposits of transit shall be exempt from payment of
storage for the time fixed by Article II of law No. 4908. At
the expiration of the period it shall be subject to the
duties imposed on that stored on general deposit.
- Art. VII. For the execution of
the provisions of articles 2 and 6 the ministry of public
works shall plan the construction of two sheds of 10 meters
front and 40 meters deep in the depots.
- Art. VIII. Let it be
communicated, published, and given to the National
- Figueroa Alcorta.
- E. Lobos.
- E. S. Zeballos.
- Federico Pinedo.
- Miguel Tedin.
- Onofre Betbeder.