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Materials for build. ing, etc., for ships in foreign trade admit. ted iree under bond.

Vol. 70, p. 207.

wise trade.

trade.

Articles to repair American ships in

May purchase supplies from bonded warehouses free of tax

regulations as may be necessary to protect the revenue against fraud and secure the identity and character of all such importations when again withdrawn and exported, restricting and limiting the export and withdrawal to the same port of entry where imported, and also limiting all bonds to a period of time of not more than six months from the date of the importation.

SEC. 19. That all materials of foreign production which may be

necessary for the construction of vessels built in the United States for Rs. See 2513, p. 491. foreign account and ownership, or for the purpose of being employed

in the foreign trade, including the trade between the Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United States, and all such materials necessary for the building of their machinery, and all articles necessary for their outfit and equipment, may be imported in bond under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe; and upon

proof that such materials have been used for such purposes no duties Restriction on coast

shall be paid thereon. But vessels receiving the benefit of this section shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise trade of the United States more than six months in any one year except upon the

payment to the United States of the duties of which a rebate is herein Foreigli vessels ex- allowed: Provided, That vessels built in the United States for foreign Gluded from coastwise account and ownership shall not be allowed to engage in the coastwise

trade of the United States.

SEC. 20. That all articles of foreign production needed for the foreign trade exempt repair of American vessels engaged in foreign trade, including the B.234P.4/1. trade between the Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United States,

may be withdrawn from bonded warehouses free of duty, under such . Foreixn war vessels. regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

SEC. 21. That section twenty-nine hundred and eighty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 2982. The privilege of purchasing supplies from public

warehouses, free of duty, and from bonded manufacturing wareR. Sadec. 2982, p. 575, houses, free of duty or of internal-revenue tax, as the case may be,

shall be extended, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, to the vessels of war of any nation in ports of the United States which may reciprocate such privileges toward the vessels of war of the United States in its ports.

SEC. 22. That whenever any vessel laden with merchandise, in in American waters: whole or in part subject to duty, has been sunk in any river, harbor,

bay, or waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and within its limits, for the period of two years, and is abandoned by the owner thereof, any person who may raise such vessel shall be permitted to bring any merchandise recovered therefrom into the port nearest to the place where such vessel was so raised free from the payment of any duty thereupon, but under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

Sec. 23. That all articles manufactured in whole or in part of imProducts for export ported materials, or of materials subject to internal-revenue tax, and

intended for exportation without being charged with duty, and without having an internal-revenue stamp affixed thereto, shall, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, in order to be so manufactured and exported, be made and manufactured in bonded warehouses similar to those known and designated in Treasury Regulations as bonded warehouses, class six: Provided, That the manufacturer of such articles shall first give satisfactory bonds for the faithful observance of all the provisions of law and of such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided further, that the manufacture of distilled spirits from grain, starch, molasses or sugar, including all dilutions or mixtures of them or either of them, shall not be permitted in such manufacturing warehouses.

amendel.

Abandoned goods froin sunken vessels

R.S., see. 2507, p. 190.
Vol, 30, p. 210.

Bonded manufacturing warehouses.

exempt from

Vol. 30, p. 207.

I'rorisos.
Bond.

spirits excluded.

Goods exempt from tax when exported.

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Proriso.
Waste material, ete.

Whenever goods manufactured in any bonded warehouse established under the provisions of the preceding paragraph shall be exported directly therefrom or shall be duly laden for transportation and immediate exportation under the supervision of the proper officer who shall be duly designated for that purpose, such goods shall be exempt from duty and from the requirements relating to revenue stamps.

Any materials used in the manufacture of such goods, and any rides de ce tax? packages, coverings, vessels, brands, and labels used in putting up the same may, under the regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury, be conveyed without the payment of revenue tax or duty into any bonded manufacturing warehouse, and imported goods may, under the aforesaid regulations, be transferred without the exaction of duty from any bonded warehouse into any bonded manufacturing warehouse; but this privilege shall not be held to apply to imple Machinery «x» ments, machinery, or apparatus to be used in the construction or repair of any bonded manufacturing warehouse or for the prosecution of the business carried on therein.

No articles or materials received into such bonded manufacturing arswarision of withwarehouse shall be withdrawn or removed therefrom except for direct shipment and exportation or for transportation and immediate exportation in bond to foreign countries or to the Philippine Islands under the supervision of the officer duly designated therefor by the collector of the port, who shall certify to such shipment and exportation, or ladening for transportation, as the case may be, describing the articles by their mark or otherwise, the quantity, the date of exportation, and the name of the vessel: Provided, That the waste material or by-products incident to the processes of manufacture in said bonded warehouses may be withdrawn for domestic consumption on the payment of duty equal to the duty which would be assessed and collected, by law, if such waste or by-products were imported from a foreign country. All labor performed and services rendered under these provisions shall be under the supervision of a duly designated officer of the customs and at the expense of the manufacturer.

A careful account shall be kept by the collector of all merchandise turns. delivered by him to any bonded manufacturing warehouse, and a sworn monthly return, verified by the customs officers in charge, shall be made by the manufacturers containing a detailed statement of all imported merchandise used by him in the manufacture of exported articles.

Before commencing business the proprietor of any manufacturing inetures, etc. warehouse shall file with the Secretary of the Treasury a list of all the articles intended to be manufactured in such warehouse, and state the formula of manufacture and the names and quantities of the ingredients to be used therein.

Articles manufactured under these provisions may be withdrawn porrangsers for "Xunder such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe for transportation and delivery into any bonded warehouse at an exterior port for the sole purpose of immediate export therefrom.

The provisions of Revised Statutes thirty-four hundred and thirty- R. s., sec. 3133, p. 676. three shall, so far as may be practicable, apply to any bonded manufacturing warehouse established under this Act and to the merchandise conveyed therein. Sec. 24. That the works of manufacturers engaged in smelting or warehouses.

Bonded smelting refining, or both, of ores and crude metals, may upon the giving of satisfactory bonds be designated as bonded smelting warehouses. "Vol. 50, p. 210. Ores or crude metals may be removed from the vessel or other vehicle in which imported, or from a bonded warehouse, into a bonded smelting warehouse without the payment of duties thereon and there smelted or refined, or both, together with other ores or crude metals

Accounts and

Statement of mau

Metals admitted without paying duty. Provisos.

Charges canceled on export, etc.

bor, etc.

Regulations.

Drawback.

Vol. 30, p. 211.

Provisos.

Identitication, etc.,

of home or foreign production: Provided, That the several charges against such bonds may be canceled upon the exportation or delivery to a bonded manufacturing warehouse, established under section twenty-three of this Act, of the actual amount of lead produced from

the smelting or refining, or both, of such ores or crude metals: And steaede for domestic provided further, That said lead may be withdrawn for domestic

consumption or transferred to a bonded customs warehouse and

withdrawn therefrom upon the payment of the duties chargeable Supervision of la- against it in that condition: Provided further, That all labor per

formed and services rendered pursuant to this section shall be under the supervision of an officer of the customs, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury, and at the expense of the manufacturer: Provided further, That all regulations for the carrying out of this section shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.

SEC. 25. That where imported materials on which duties have been R.S., sec. 3015, p.581.

paid are used in the manufacture of articles manufactured or produced in the United States, there shall be allowed on the exportation of such articles a drawback equal in amount to the duties paid on

the materials used, less one per centum of such duties: Provided, Articles Perles of That when the articles exported are made in part from domestic

materials the imported materials, or the parts of the articles made from such materials, shall so appear in the completed articles that

the quantity or measure thereof may be ascertained: And provided Existing law. further, That the drawback on any article allowed under existing of imported materials. law shall be continued at the rate herein provided. That the

imported materials used in the manufacture or production of articles entitled to drawback of customs duties when exported shall, in all cases where drawback of duties paid on such materials is claimed, be identified, the quantity of such materials used and the amount of duties paid thereon shall be ascertained, the facts of the manufacture or production of such articles in the United States and their exportation therefrom shall be determined, and the drawback due thereon shall be paid to the manufacturer, producer, or exporter, to the agent of either or to the person to whom such manufacturer, producer, exporter, or agent shall in writing order such drawback paid, under

such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe. Domestic alcohol.. That on the exportation of medicinal or toilet preparations (includ

ing perfumery) hereafter manufactured or produced in the United States in part from domestic alcohol on which an internal-revenue tax has been paid, there shall be allowed a drawback equal in amount to the tax found to have been paid on the alcohol so used: Provided, That no other than domestic tax-paid alcohol shall have been used in the manufacture or production of such preparations. Such drawback shall be determined and paid under such rules and regulations, and upon the filing of such notices, bonds, bills of lading, and other evidence of payment of tax and exportation, as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe.

That the provisions of this section shall apply to materials used in the construction and equipment of vessels built for foreign account and ownership, or for the government of any foreign country, notwithstanding that such vessels may not within the strict meaning of the term be articles exported.

SEC. 26. That upon the reimportation of articles once exported,

tax, of the growth, product, or manufacture of the United States, upon R.S., sec. 2500, p. 459. which no internal tax has been assessed or paid, or upon which such

tax has been paid and refunded by allowance or drawback, there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty equal to the tax imposed by the internal-revenue laws upon such articles, except articles manufactured in bonded warehouses and exported pursuant to law, which shall be subject to the same rate of duty as if originally imported,

Payment.

Promiso.
Restriction.

Materials for vessels built for foreign account.

Reiniported domes. tic articles to pay internal-revenue etc.

Vol. 30, p. 210.

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Lumber admitted

River, Me.

R.S., sec. 2508, p. 190.
Vol. 30, p. 209.

R.S., sec. 2509, p. 190.
Vol. 30, p. 209.

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Holder of bill of lading.

l'nderwriters.

Invoice

require

but proof of the identity of such articles shall be made under general regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.

SEC. 27. That the produce of the forests of the State of Maine upon free for two years. the Saint John River and its tributaries, owned by American citizens, From Saint John and sawed or hewed in the Province of New Brunswick by American citizens, the same being otherwise unmanufactured in whole or in part, which is now admitted into the ports of the United States free of duty, shall continue for two years after the date of the passage of this Act and no longer to be so admitted, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall from time to time prescribe.

That the produce of the forests of the State of Maine upon the Saint Riferim Saint Croix Croix River and its tributaries owned by American citizens, and sawed or hewed in the Province of New Brunswick by American citizens, the same being otherwise unmanufactured in whole or in part, shall be admitted for two years after the date of the passage of this Act and no longer into the ports of the United States free of duty, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall from time to time prescribe.

Sec. 28. That the Act entitled "An Act to simplify the laws in tration, relation to the collection of the revenues," approved June tenth, amel. pp. 131-142. eighteen hundred and ninety, as amended, be further amended to read as follows:

Consignee deemed "SEC. 1. That all merchandise imported into the United States

of imported shall, for the purpose of this Act, be deemed and held to be the prop- goods. erty of the person to whom the same is consigned; and the holder of a bill of lading duly indorsed by the consignee therein named, or, if consigned to order, by the consignor, shall be deemed the consignee thereof; and in case of the abandonment of any merchandise to the underwriters the latter may be recognized as the consignee.

“SEC. 2. That all invoices of imported merchandise shall be made ments. out in the currency of the place or country from whence the importations shall be made, or, if purchased, in the currency actually paid therefor, shall contain a correct, complete and detailed description of such merchandise, and of the packages, wrappings or other cov

Number. erings containing it, and shall be made in triplicate or in quadruplicate in case of merchandise intended for immediate transportation without appraisement, and signed by the person owning or shipping the same, if the merchandise has been actually purchased, or by the manufacturer or owner thereof, if the same has been procured otherwise than by purchase, or by the duly authorized agent of such purchaser, seller, manufacturer or owner.

"SEC. 3. That all such invoices shall, at or before the shipment of consul. the merchandise, be produced to the consular officer of the United States of the consular district in which the merchandise was manufactured or purchased, as the case may be, for export to the United States, and shall have indorsed thereon, when so produced, a decla- chaser, etc. ration signed by the purchaser, seller, manufacturer, owner, or agent, setting forth that the invoice is in all respects correct and true, and was made at the place from which the merchandise is to be exported to the United States; that it contains, if the merchandise was obtained by purchase, a true and full statement of the time when, the place where, the person from whom the same was purchased, and the actual cost thereof, and of all charges thereon, as provided by this Act; and that no discounts, bounties, or drawbacks are contained in the invoice but such as have been actually allowed thereon; and when obtained in any other manner than by purchase, the actual market value or wholesale price thereof, at the time of exportation to the United States, in the principal markets of the country from whence exported; that such actual market value is the price at which the merchandise described in the invoice is freely

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offered for sale to all purchasers in said markets, and that it is the price which the manufacturer or owner making the declaration would have received, and was willing to receive, for such merchandise sold in the ordinary course of trade in the usual wholesale quantities, and that it includes all charges thereon as provided by this Act, and the actual quantity thereof; and that no different invoice of the merchandise mentioned in the invoice so produced has been or will be furnished to anyone. If the merchandise was actually purchased, the declaration shall also contain a statement that the currency in which such invoice is made out is that which was actually paid for the merchandise by the purchaser,

Sec. 4. That, except in case of personal effects accompanying the passenger, no importation of any merchandise exceeding one hundred

dollars in value shall be admitted to entry without the production of Exception.

a duly certified invoice thereof as required by law, or of an affidavit made by the owner, importer or consignee, before the collector or

his deputy, showing why it is impracticable to produce such invoice; statement in forma and no entry shall be made in the absence of a certified invoice, upon temporarily. affidavit as aforesaid, unless such affidavit be accompanied by a

statement in the form of an invoice, or otherwise, showing the actual cost of such merchandise, if purchased, or if obtained otherwise than by purchase, the actual market value or wholesale price thereof at the time of exportation to the United States in the principal markets of the country from which the same has been imported; which statement shall be verified by the oath of the owner, importer, consignee

or agent desiring to make entry of the merchandise, to be adminEvidence required. istered by the collector or his deputy, and it shall be lawful for the

collector or his deputy to examine the deponent under oath, touching the sources of his knowledge, information or belief, in the premises, and to require him to produce any letter, paper or statement of account in his possession, or under his control, which may assist the officers of customs in ascertaining the actual value of the importation or any part thereof, and in default of such production, when so requested, such owner, importer, consignee or agent shall be thereafter debarred from producing any such letter, paper or statement for the purpose of avoiding any additional duty, penalty or forfeiture incurred under this Act, unless he shall show to the satisfaction of the court or the officers of the customs, as the case may be, that

it was not in his power to produce the same when so demanded; Unavoidable causes, and no merchandise shall be admitted to entry under the provisions

of this section unless the collector shall be satisfied that the failure to produce a duly certified invoice is due to causes beyond the control of the owner, consignee or agent thereof: Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury may make regulations by which books, magazines and other periodicals published and imported in successive

parts, numbers, or volumes, and entitled to be imported free of duty, Subsequent produc

shall require but one declaration for the entire series. And when entry of merchandise exceeding one hundred dollars in value is made by a statement in the form of an invoice, the collector shall require a bond for the production of a duly certified invoice.

"SEC. 5. That whenever merchandise imported into the United States is entered by invoice, one of the following declarations, according to the nature of the case, shall be filed with the collector of the port at the time of entry by the owner, importer, consignee, or agent, which declaration so filed shall be duly signed by the owner, importer, consignee, or agent before the collector, or before a notary public or other officer duly authorized by law to administer oaths and take acknowledgments, who may be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury to receive such declarations and to certify to the identity of the persons making them, under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury; and every officer so desig

Proriso. Entry of serial publications, etc.

tion of invoice,

be

Declaration filed with invoice,

Authentication.

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