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And whereas the said Convention, as amended, has been duly ratified on both parts, and the respective ratifications were exchanged in this city on this day:
Now, therefore, be it known that I, ULYSSES S. GRANT, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention to be made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and article thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington this third day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and of the Independence of the United States the ninety-ninth. [SEAL.]
U. S. GRANT. By the President:
Secretary of State.
REVISED STATUTES. CHAPTER NINE.
SECT. 3015. A drawback of duties, as prescribed by law, shall be allowed and paid on all merchandise imported into the United States, in respect to all such merchandise as shall be exported to any foreign port other than the dominions of any foreign state immediately adjoining to the United States, either from the district of original importation, or from certain other districts; and all duties, drawbacks, and allowances which shall be payable or allowable on any specific quantity of merchandise shall be deemed to apply in proportion to any greater or lesser quantity, except as herein otherwise provided.
SECT. 3016. No merchandise imported shall be entitled to a drawback of the duties paid unless the duties so paid shall amount to fifty dollars at least; nor unless they shall be exported in the original casks, cases, chests, boxes, trunks, or other packages in which they were imported, without diminution or change of the articles which were therein contained at the time of importation, in quantity, quality, or value, necessary or unavoidable wastage or damage only excepted.
Sect. 3017. No drawback of the duties shall be allowed on merchandise entitled to debenture under existing laws, unless such merchandise shall be exported from the United States within three years from the date of the importation of the same. centum on the amount of all drawbacks allowed shall be retained for the use of the United States by the collectors paying such drawbacks, respectively.
SECT. 3018. All drugs, medicines, and chemical preparations entered for exportation and deposited in warehouse or public store, may be exported by the owner thereof in the original package, or otherwise, subject to such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
SECT. 3019. There shall be allowed on all articles wholly manu-. factured of materials imported, on which duties have been paid when exported, a drawback equal in amount to the duty paid on such materials, and no more, to be ascertained under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Ten per centum on the amount of all drawbacks so allowed sball, however, be retained for the use of the United States by the collectors paying such drawbacks respectively.
ACT OF MARCH 10, 1880.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THREE THOUSAND AND TWENTY OF THE
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section three thousand and twenty of the Revised Statutes be so amended as to read as follows:
Sect. 3020. Where fire-arms, scales, balances, shovels, spades, axes, hatchets, hammers, plows, cultivators, mowing-machines, and reapers, manufactured with stock or handles made of wood grown in the United States, are exported for benefit of drawback under the preceding section, such articles shall be entitled to such drawback in all cases where the imported material exceeds one-half of the value of the material used. And where cans, manufactured in whole or in part of imported material, filled with products grown or produced in the United States, are exported for benefit of such drawback, the same shall, in all cases, be entitled to the drawback provided for in the preceding section, where the imported material used in the manufacture of such cans shall equal seventy per
centum of the value of all the material used in the manufacture thereof.
SECT. 3021. Railroad-iron, partially or wholly worn, may be imported into the United States without payment of duty, under bond to be withdrawn and exported after such railroad-iron shall have been repaired or remanufactured. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to protect the revenue against fraud, and secure the identity, character, and weight 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 importation.
SECT. 3022. Imported salt in bond may be used in curing fish taken by vessels licensed to engage in the fisheries, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe ; and upon proof that the salt has been used in curing fish, the duties on the same shall be remitted.
SECT. 3023. Upon all merchandise gaugeable by law, hereafter exported, upon which drawback or return is allowed, and upon all merchandise gaugeable by law, withdrawn from bonded warehouses for export, there shall be collected by the collectors of the several ports ten cents per cask.
Sect. 3024. Upon all weighable articles hereafter exported, upon which a drawback or return duty is allowed, and
all weighable merchandise withdrawn from bonded warehouses for export, there shall be collected by the collectors of the several ports three cents per hundred pounds, to be determined by the returns of the weighers.
SECT. 3025. No return of the duties shall be allowed on the export of any merchandise after it has been removed from the custody and control of the Government, except in the cases provided in sections three thousand and nineteen, three thousand and twenty, three thousand and twenty-two, and three thousand and twenty-six. (See $ 3036.)
SECT. 3026. There shall be a drawback on foreign saltpetre, manufactured into gunpowder in the United States and exported therefrom, equal in amount to the duty paid on the foreign saltpetre from which it shall be manufactured, to be ascertained under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, and no more. The word “saltpetre” as used in this section shall be construed to mean the element of nitre, so used,
whether it be the nitrate of potash or the nitrate of soda. Ten per centum on the amount of drawbacks so allowed shall, however, be retained for the use of the United States by the collectors paying such drawbacks respectively.
Act of Feb. 8, 1875, Sect. 10. - That where bullets and gunpowder, manufactured in the United States, and put up in envelopes or shells in the form of cartridges, such envelope or shell being made wholly or in part of domestic materials, are exported, there shall be allowed on the bullets or gunpowder, on the materials of which duties have been paid, a drawback equal in amount to the duty paid on such materials, and no more, to be ascertained under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That ten per centum on the amount of all drawbacks so allowed shall be retained for the use of the United States by the collectors paying such drawback respectively.
SECT. 3027. No part of the additional or discriminating duty imposed by law on merchandise on account of its importation in foreign vessels shall be allowed to be drawback, but the whole shall be retained.
SECT. 3028. Where articles are imported in bulk they shall be exported in the packages, if any, in which they were landed; for which purpose the officer delivering the same shall return the packages they may be put into, if any, with their marks and numbers, and they shall not be entitled to drawback, unless exported in such packages, which shall be deemed the packages of original importation, nor unless they fully agree with the return made by the officer. SECT. 3029. It shall be lawful for the exporter of
ny liquors in casks, or any unrefined sugars, to fill up the casks or packages out of other casks or packages included in the same original importation, or into new casks or packages corresponding therewith, to be marked and numbered as the original casks or packages, in case the original casks or packages shall, in the opinion of the officer appointed to examine the same, be so injured as to be rendered unfit for exportation, and in no other case. The filling up or change of package must, however, be done under the inspection of a proper officer, appointed for that purpose by the collector and naval officer, where any, of the port from which such liquors or unrefined sugars are intended to be exported; and the drawback on articles so filled up, or of which the packages have been changed, shall not be allowed without such inspection.
Sect. 3030. When the owner, importer, consignee, or agent of
any merchandise entitled to debenture may wish to transfer the same into packages, other than those in which the merchandise was originally imported, the collector of the port where the same may be shall permit the transfer to be made, if necessary for the safety or preservation thereof.
SECT. 3031. Due notice of the wish to make such transfer, in writing, setting forth sufficient cause for the transfer, shall be given to the collector, who shall appoint an inspector of the revenue to ascertain if the allegation be true, and, if found correct, to superintend the transfer, and to cause the marks and numbers upon the original packages to be inscribed upon the packages into which the merchandise shall be transferred.
SECT. 3032. Every importer, owner, consignee, agent, or exporter, who shall enter merchandise for importation, or for exportation, or transportation from one port to another, with the right of drawback, shall deposit with the collector the original invoice of such merchandise, if not before deposited with the collector, and in that case an authenticated copy thereof to be filed and preserved by him in the archives of the custom-house, which shall be signed by such importer, owner, consignee, agent, or exporter, and the oath to be made on the entry of such merchandise shall be annexed thereto.
Sect. 3033. It shall be the duty of the collector to cause all merchandise entered for reëxportation, with the right of drawback, to be inspected, and the articles thereof compared with their respective invoices, before a permit shall be given for lading the same; and where the merchandise so entered shall be found not to agree with the entry it shall be forfeited.
SECT. 3034. All merchandise subject to ad valorem duty, and intended for exportation with benefit of drawback, which shall be transported from one district to another, shall be accompanied by a copy, from the invoice, of the cost thereof, certified by the collector of the district from which it may have been last reshipped, which certified copy shall be produced to the collector of the district from which such merchandise is intended to be exported; and such merchandise, as well as all such merchandise subject to ad valorem duty, as shall be exported from the district into which it may have been originally imported, shall be inspected by the appraisers at the time of exportation, in the same manner as on the importation of such merchandise; and if the same is found not to correspond with the original invoice, the merchandise shall be subject to forfeiture.