ADOPTED BY THE CONFERENCE1
ADOPTION OF A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES2
Resolved, That the International American Conference recommends the adoption of the metrical decimal system to the nations here represented, which have not already accepted it.
[Adopted January 24, 1890.]
NOMENCLATURE OF MERCHANDISE3
Resolved, That the International American Conference recommends to the Governments represented therein the adoption of a common nomenclature which shall designate in alphabetical order in equivalent terms, in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, the commodities on which import duties are levied, to be used respectively by all the American nations for the purpose of levying customs imposts which are or may hereafter be established, and also to be used in shipping manifests, consular invoices, entries, clearance petitions, and other customs documents; but not to affect in any manner the right of each nation to levy the import duties now in force, or which may hereafter be established.
[Adopted February 19, 1890.]
The International American Conference is of the opinion:
First. That a railroad connecting all or the majority of the nations repre-____________________