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(b) Public magazines, reviews, newspapers, and like published periodicals Bibles, and schoolbooks; but complete books published in parts and not otherwise entitled to free entry shall not be classified under this paragraph.

383. Manures, natural.

384. Quinine, sulphate and bisulphate of, and all alkaloids or salts of cinchona bark, in pills or otherwise.


385. Supplies imported by the United States Government for the use of the Army, Navy, and Marine-Hospital Service or by insular government for its use or that of its subordinate branches.

386. Wearing apparel, toilet objects and articles for personal use, bed and table linen, books, portable tools and instruments, theatrical costumes, jewels and table services bearing evident signs of having been used, imported by travelers in their luggage in quantities proportionate to their profession and position. The customs authorities may exact a bond for the exportation of these articles when deemed necessary by them.

387. Works of fine art destined for public museums, galleries or art schools; when due proof is given as to their destination.

388. Archæological and numismatical objects for public museums, academies and scientific and artistic corporations, on proof of their destination.

389. Specimens and collections of mineralogy, botany, zoology and ethnology, and small models for public museums, public schools, academies, and scientific and artistic corporations, on proof of their destination.

390. (a) Philosophical, historical, economic, and scientific books, apparatus, utensils, instruments, and preparations, including packing, packages, and receptacles thereof, specially imported in good faith and for the use and by the order of any society or institution incorporated or established solely for philosophical, educational, scientific or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts, or for the use and by order of any college, academy, school or seminary of learning in the Philippine Islands, or of any public library, and not for sale or hire, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by the collector of customs of the islands; and the provisions of this paragraph in respect to books shall apply also to any individual importing not exceeding two copies of any one work for his own use and not for sale or hire. (b) Books and music in raised print, used exclusively by the blind.

If the regulations in each case are not complied with, or if the examination is not entirely satisfactory, the exemption shall be annulled, and the duties stipulated in the tariff shall be collected.




391. Casks, sacks, and large metal receptacles in use as immediate containers of dutiable imported commodities, when such receptacles are to be reexported. 392. Carriages, trained animals, portable theaters, circus equipments, panoramas, wax figures and other similar objects for public entertainment, imported temporarily.

393. Used household furniture of persons coming to settle in the Philippine Islands, including such articles, effects, and furnishings as pictures, books, pianos, organs, chinaware, and kitchen utensils, in quantities and of the class suitable to the rank and position of the persons bringing the same: Provided, That they have all been used by said persons for more than one year; that they

are brought within a reasonable time after the arrival of the owners, in the discretion of the collector of customs: And provided further, That satisfactory evidence be produced that such persons are actually coming to settle in the Philippine Islands; that the change of residence is bona fide, and that the privilege of free entry under this paragraph has never been previously granted to them.

394. Foreign articles destined to exhibitions held in the Philippine Islands. 395. Submarine telegraph cables.

396. Pumps intended for the salvage of vessels imported temporarily.

397. Parts of machinery, pieces of metal and wood imported for the repair of foreign vessels which have entered ports of the Philippine Islands through stress of weather.


SEC. 13. On the following products of the Philippine Islands, when exported therefrom, there shall be levied and collected on the gross weight thereof export duties as follows:

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404. Tobacco, manufactured, of all kinds and whatever origin
405. Tobacco, raw, grown in the provinces of Cagayan, Isabella, and New
Biscay (Luzon Islands)

100 kilos..



.100 kilos..

406. Tobacco, raw, grown in the Visayas and Mindanao Island ...100 kilos.. 407. Tobacco, raw, grown in other provinces of the archipelago ..100 kilos.. Certificates of origin of raw tobacco may be required by the customs authorities when proof of the place of production is necessary.




SEC. 14. At all ports or places in the Philippine Islands there shall be levied the following navigation and port charges:

On the entry of a vessel from a port or place not in the Philippine Islands a duty of six cents ($0.06) per net ton as expressed in her national certificate of registry. On the entry of a vessel from a port or place not in the Philippine Islands lading or discharging cargo which is less than the net tonnage of the vessel, dues of twenty cents ($0.20) per thousand kilograms may be imposed, at the option of the master or consignor or consignee of the cargo, in lieu of the tonnage tax above prescribed. On the entry of a vessel only to discharge or take on board passengers and their baggage, the tonnage tax above prescribed shall not be imposed.

SEC. 15. The following shall be exempt from tonnage dues:

A vessel belonging to or employed in the service of the Government of the United States.

A vessel of a foreign government not engaged in trade.

A vessel in distress.

A yacht belonging to an organized yacht club of the United States or of a foreign nation which imposes no tonnage or equivalent taxes on American yachts.


SEC. 16. There shall be levied and collected upon goods of all kinds exported through the ports of entry of the Philippine Islands a duty of seventy-five cents ($0.75) per gross ton of 1,000 kilos, as a charge for wharfage and for harbor dues, whatever be the port of destination or nationality of the exporting vessel.

SEC. 17. Merchandise imported, exported, or shipped in transit for the use of the Government of the United States, or of that of the Philippine Islands, including coal, shall be exempt from wharf charges.


SEC. 18. Goods, fruits, and articles of the Philippine Islands exported abroad and reimported, owing to their not having been sold at the place of destination, shall be exempt from the payment of duty, provided, always, that they are enclosed in the same packages and bear the same marks, and that they are accompanied by certificates of the consular officer, or, if there be none, of the local authority, stating that the goods, produce or effects of the country are reimported for the above-stated reason.

Abaca, raw, is exempt from the production of the aforesaid certificate.

SEC. 19. The following articles may likewise be imported free of duty:

(a) Paintings which are works of art, and have been exported with a customhouse certificate, provided that their identity is established to the satisfaction of the customs authorities.

(b) Books, when, on their exportation, the number of the copies, the title of the work, and the name of the publisher have been stated in the export certificate.

(c) Copper coins returned from foreign countries, if, on examination, it appears that they have been coined legitimately.

(d) Articles returned from foreign exhibitions.

(e) Articles of the Philippine Islands returned from foreign countries, the entry of which was prohibited at the place of destination.

SEC. 20. All existing decrees, laws, regulations, or orders, so far as the same are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, and the tariff and duties, rules and regulations hereby enacted, are to that extent repealed, such repeal to take effect at the time when said tariff and duties shall go into force and effect.

Nothing in this section contained shall in any way affect any legal proceeding that has been or may be lawfully commenced at any time by reason of any act or omission done or committed before the date upon which this Act goes into force and effect.

SEC. 21. The index and repertory hereto attached are not an integral part of the tariff law and shall not be construed to alter or change the same in any way.

SEC. 22. This Act shall be known and referred to as the Tariff Revi

sion Law of 1901.

SEC. 23. This Act shall take effect November 15, 1901.

Enacted, September 17, 1901.

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