811.841/294: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Denmark (Dodge)

34. Telegraph Department regarding tonnage duties, if any, assessed in Danish ports. If duties are assessed state whether they are uniform and if not what rates are assessed against American vessels as compared with rates assessed against other foreign vessels, and Danish vessels. This information desired in consideration of the contention of the Danish Government that in view of Article I of the Treaty with Denmark of 1826, Danish vessels arriving in the United States from Danish ports should be accorded the benefit of the minimum tonnage duty of two cents per ton provided for in the Federal Statutes, which has been accorded Norwegian vessels from Norwegian ports under the provisions of Article 8 of the Treaty with Norway of 1827.15

  1. Miller, Treaties, vol. 3, pp. 283, 288.