The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 182

Friday, the 16th of
February, A.D. 1917

In the matter of the movement of bituminous coal from the United States into Canada:


H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean

A. S. Goodeve

Upon its being represented to the Board that the movement of bituminous coal from points in the United States to points in Canada is delayed at the frontier for customs clearance, and that such delay can be obviated by said coal being entered for duty at interior ports of entry or outports; and upon reading what has been filed by the Commissioner of Customs stating that no objection exists to such obviation although the coal may be billed for customs clearance at the frontier,—

It is ordered: That railway companies within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada be, and they are hereby, permitted to forward bituminous coal from the United States, billed for clearance of customs at the frontier, to its destination in Canada if the destination be a customs port or outport, and if not, then to the customs port or outport nearest to but short of its destination, for customs clearance thereat, instead of at the frontier; the carriage from the frontier to the interior point of clearance to be in bond under customs manifest prepared by the railway company and signed by a customs officer.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.