Chinese Maritime Customs Service: The Customs’ Gazette, 1869-1913


The Customs Gazette was a quarterly published by order of the Inspector General of Customs of China in Shanghai, from 1869 to 1913. The Gazette publishes quarterly reports on trade prepared and submitted by the custom houses based across the country such as Newchuang, Tientsin, Chefoo, Hankow, Chinkiang, Ningpo, Foochow, Amoy, Swatow, Tamsui, Takow,  Kiukiang, and Canton.  Each report covers figures of vehicles,  imports, exports, re-exports, internal transit, passenger traffic, revenue, etc. There are also sections in the Gazette on quarterly reports on dues and duties, précis of fines and confiscations, notifications, movement in the service, and appendixes.

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