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Value

in terms

of U.S. money

Remarks

$1.0000

1930 1. 0000

1217 6794 .6773 6498 6637

Tbe tael is a unit of weight; not a 6284

coin. .6913

The customs unit is the

Haikwan tael. .6357

The values of other taels are based on their re.6583

lation to the value of the Haik. .6723

wan tael. .6371

The Yuan silver dollar of 100 cents .6532

is the monetary unit of the Chi. 6623

nese Republic; it is equivalent to 6206

0.637- of the Haikwad lael. .6276

6837 .6583 .44031

. 4468

4501 Mexican silver pesos issued under

Mexican decree of Nov. 13, 1918, are of silver content approximately 41 per cent less than the dollar bere quoted; and those issued under decree of Oct. 27, 1919. con.

tain about 51 per cent less silver. . 9733 Currency: Government paper and

silver. 4653 Law establishing conversion office

fixes ratio 4 colons (nongold) = $1

1 U.S. 1. 0000 . 2680 1. 0000 U. S. money is principal circulating

medium. 4807 4. 9431 The actual standard is the British

pound sterling, which is legal

tender for 97% piasters.
2680
0252
1930

2382 4. 8665

. 1930

1. 0000 . 2000 Currency: National bank notes re

deemable on demand in Ameri

can dollars. .5000 Legally established but not yet

actually operative. 1749

(The British sovereign and hall sor. 4. 8665

ereign are legal tender in India at . 1969

10 rupees per sovereign; actual exchange rates approximate 18

pence (361/ cents) to the rupee. 4476 1930 4985 . 1930 1.0000 Currency: Depreciated silver token

coins. 1000 ('urrency: Notes of the Bank of

Lithuania. 4985

4020 10000 1. 0000

2680 10000 9648 Currency: Depreciated Paraguay.

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$0.0763 Currency: Silver circulating above

its metallic value. Gold coin is a commodity only, normally worth double the silver of same denomi.

nation. 4. 8665

5000

1930
1. 0805 Currency: Inconvertible paper.

1930
5146 Pre-war unit. (1 Soviet chervo-

netz= 10 gold rubles.)
5000
3709
1930 Valuation is for gold pesela; cur.

rency is notes of the Bank of

Spain.
5678
2680
. 1930
.0140

(100 piasters equal to Turkish £ )
1.0342 : Currency: Inconvertible paper.
. 1930
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(T. D. 42288)

Dry hake sounds

Appeal taken from the decision of the United States Customs Court (T. D.

42165), relative to the classification of fish sounds

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,

Washington, D. C. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL, New York.

Sir: Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of the 21st ultimo, inviting attention to the decision of the United States Customs Court (T. D. 42165), holding that certain dry hake sounds which had been split, rinsed, and dried were properly entitled to free entry under paragraph 1523 of the tariff act of 1922, and not dutiable at the rate of 25 per cent ad valorem under paragraph 42 of the said act, as classified by the collector.

Your action in filing a petition with the United States Court of Customs Appeals for a review of the said decision is hereby approved. Respectfully,

E. W. CAMP, (110471.)

Commissioner of Customs. Approved July 5, 1927: By direction of the Secretary.

Carl T. SCHUNEMAN, Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 42289)

Amendment of articles 263 and 997, Customs Regulations of 1923

Production of evidence of incorporation

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,

Washington, D. C.
To Collectors of Customs and Others Concerned:

Article 263 of the Customs Regulations of 1923 is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph 5 the following paragraph:

Collectors may waive the production of evidence of incorporation when such fact is a matter of common knowledge.

Article 997 of the Customs Regulations of 1923 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph:

Collectors may waive the production of evidence of incorporation when such
fact is a matter of common knowledge.
(102824.)

E. W. CAMP, Commissioner of Customs.
Approved July 5, 1927:
By direction of the Secretary.

CARL T. SCHUNEMAN, Assistant Secretary.

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(T. D. 42290)

Amendment of article 685, Customs Regulations of 1923

Examination at importers' premises

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,

Washington, D. C., July 5, 1927.
To Collectors of Customs and Others Concerned:

Article 685 of the Customs Regulations of 1923 relative to the examination of bulky and fragile articles at the importers' premises is hereby amended by the addition of the following paragraph:

Merchandise entered free of duty which is found on examination to be dutiable shall be immediately recorded and resealed by a customs officer and ordered redelivered into customs custody, there to be held in the same manner as other dutiable merchandise pending final action.

(92819-685.) Carl T. SCHUNEMAN, Assistant Secretary.

(T. D. 42291)

Drawback

Synopsis of drawback decisions issued between June 8 and July 2, 1927, inclusive

(A) Ammunition, small arms.-Manufactured by the Western Cartridge Co., East Alton, Ill., with the use of imported pig lead.

Records shall be kept in the manner described in the sworn statement of the manufacturer, dated May 19, 1927. As to each lot of alloy produced for use in the manufacture of ammunition for exportation with benefit of drawback, the records shall show the date of melting, the quantity and identity of the imported pig lead and the quantity of each other ingredient used, and the quantity of alloy produced. The records covering the ammunition exported with benefit of drawback shall show the lot number and date of manufacture, the quantity and identity of the imported pig lead and/or alloy used, the quantity of each kind of ammunition obtained, and the net quantity of imported pig lead appearing therein. The marks and number of the containers in which the exported ammunition is packed shall also be shown. A sworn abstract of the manufacturing records shall be filed with the drawback entry.

The drawback allowance shall not exceed the duty paid, less 1 per cent thereof, on the imported pig lead appearing in the exported ammunition, as shown by the abstract of the manufacturing records. Where imported pig lead of varying lead content is used in the manufacture of a lot of ammunition for exportation, identification shall be made first against the import lots of the lowest dutiable content, then against those of the next higher content, etc., until all of the importations concerned shall have been accounted for.

Rate effective on and after March 29, 1927.

Sworn statement forwarded to the collector of customs at St. Louis, Mo., on June 21, 1927. (27216.) (Signed) E. W. Camp, Commissioner of Customs.

(B) Automobiles.-T. D. 37170 (B) of May 2, 1917, providing for the allowance of drawback on automobiles manufactured by The Willys-Overland Co., Toledo, Ohio, with the use of imported tires, is hereby revoked.

Letter of revocation addressed to the collector of customs, Detroit, Mich., on June 29, 1927. (100401.) (Signed) E. W. CAMP, Com

( missioner of Customs. Approved: By direction of the Secretary.

CARL T. SCHUNEMAN, Assistant Secretary. (C) Barrels, half-barrels, and kegs.- Manufactured by the Southport Corporation (Inc.), of New Orleans, La., with the use of imported hoop steel cut to lengths. The place of manufacture is at Southport,

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La., at the mill belonging to the Lucas E. Moore Stave Co., of New Orleans, La., said mill being operated by the manufacturer under lease from the owners.

Records of identification and manufacture shall be kept in the manner described in the sworn statement of the manufacturer, dated April 11, 1927, showing, as to each lot of barrels, half-barrels, or kegs manufactured for exportation with benefit of drawback, the lot number and date of manufacture, the quantity and identity of the imported hoop steel used, and the number, size, and style of the exported barrels or kegs produced. A sworn abstract of the manu

. facturing records shall be filed with the drawback entry.

The drawback allowance shall not exceed the duty paid, less 1 per cent thereof, on the quantity of imported hoop steel appearing in the exported barrels or kegs, as shown by the abstract of the manufacturing records provided for above.

Rate effective on and after March 31, 1927.

Sworn statement forwarded to the collector of customs at New Orleans, La., on June 29, 1927. (95137-6.) (Signed) E. W. CAMP, Commissioner of Customs.

(D) Batteries, storage.- Manufactured by the Bear State Battery & Equipment Co., Los Angeles, Calif., with the use of imported refined lead or refined lead produced from imported lead-bearing ores by refiners operating under drawback regulations.

Records shall be kept in the manner described in the sworn statement of the manufacturer, dated April 11, 1927. As each lot of imported refined lead or refined lead produced from imported leadbearing ores used in the manufacture of storage batteries for exportation with benefit of drawback is exhausted, there shall be filed a sworn abstract of the manufacturing records, showing the inclusive dates of manufacture, the quantity and identity of the refined lead used, the quantity and serial numbers of each size and type of storage batteries obtained, and the net quantity of refined lead appearing therein. Where the refined lead used has been produced from imported lead-bearing ores, a certificate of manufacture and delivery covering its production shall also be filed.

The basis for liquidation shall be the quantity of refined lead appearing in the exported storage batteries, as shown by the abstract of the manufacturing records. The allowance in the case of refined lead produced from imported ores shall not exceed the drawback distributed thereto, as shown by the certificate of manufacture covering its production.

Rate effective on and after February 7, 1927.

Sworn statement forwarded to the collector of customs at Los Angeles, Calif., on June 21, 1927. (109955-10.) (Signed) E. W. CAMP, Commissioner of Customs.

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