Thursday, 26 September 2013

Trade in Holland after 1810

After 1810  trading with foreign nations is only possible with an imperial license.
Merchants can apply for an license ,but only if there ships sailed from Rotterdam or Amsterdam.
Marivault  director general of the police department in the departement of the Maas near Rotterdam is in charge of screening businesses and persons  requesting a permit .
This way the business of Collings and Maingay received a license although both were British.,and one Jansen was denied a license because he smuggled.
(Could this be our Jan Jansen )

Gezicht op de Maas vanaf of van nabij de noordwestelijke punt van het eiland Feijenoord.
A third part French luxurygoods
The license expired after six months 
On top of that the cargo had to contain a third in French silk or luxury items.The other cargo was free,cloverseed,butter,cheese,bulbs,wines,mustardseeds,Dutch paper,Dutch fabrics,cement ,stones.
Import allowed only timber for shipbuilding and other sorts of wood ,tar,sulfur,linseed,gold and silver.
For the same amount as was exported.
Expensive goods overboard.
Especially the export of silk and luxury items caused problems,because there was no market for these items.
The merchants had their goods valued in Paris for extreme high prices ,so they could ship more goods.
Mostly the captains of those licensed vessels traded those goods offshore with local fishermen 
If they did not succeed to trade the silk and juwels it all went overboard before their arrival in England.
Customs officers and soldiers participated in the trade with the fisherman of returned silk and luxuryarticles 


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