Section II.


Article 9

Turkey undertakes, on condition that reciprocity is accorded in this matter, to grant to the ships of the other Contracting Powers a treatment equal to that which she grants to national ships, or any more favourable treatment that she grants or may grant to the ships of any other Power.

Turkey retains, as regards each of the other Contracting Powers, and each of these Powers retains as regards Turkey the right of reserving to the national flag fishing, maritime cabotage, that is to say, transport by sea of goods and passengers embarked in one port of its territory for another port in the same territory, and port services, that is to say, towage, pilotage and all interior services of whatever nature they may be.

Article 10

Subject to the exceptions referred to in the preceding article with respect to fishing, maritime cabotage and port services, a treatment equal to that granted to national ships will be granted reciprocally by Turkey on the one hand and by each of the other Contracting Parties on the other hand as regards the right to import or export goods of every description or to transport passengers going to or coming from the country and the enjoyment of all facilities with regard to stationing, loading and unloading of vessels at ports, docks, quays and roads.

There shall also be an absolute equality, subject to the same condition of reciprocity, as regards dues, charges and payments of all kinds levied on ships, such as sanitary dues, port, quay harbour, pilotage, quarantine, lighthouse and other similar dues levied in the name of or for the profit of the Government, public functionaries, private individuals, corporations or establishments of any kind.

Turkey also undertakes, on condition of reciprocity, not to subject imported or exported goods to any differential due, surtax, or increase of any nature or kind based on the flag of the ship by which the goods are imported or exported, on the ports of arrival or departure, on the voyage of the ship or the ports at which it has called, the dues and taxes leviable on goods imported or exported being determined only on their origin or their destination, and being applied equally as regards all the other Contracting Powers in accordance with the provisions of Section I.

Article 11

All classes of certificates or documents relating to vessels, their cargoes and passengers which were recognised as valid by Turkey before the war or which may hereafter be recognised as valid by the principal maritime States shall be recognised by Turkey, as regards the vessels belonging to the other Contracting Powers, as valid and as equivalent to the corresponding certificates issued to Turkish vessels.

These provisions will only have effect if the certificates and documents delivered by Turkey to Turkish vessels, in conditions equivalent to those adopted in the principal maritime countries, are certificates and documents delivered by them.