Provisions of this section authorizing transfer of cases before the United States Customs Court on June 18, 1930, to the Secretary of the Treasury, or to the collector, for consideration and determination, were omitted.
Prior provisions somewhat similar to those in this section, were contained in R.S. § 2983, andsection
2984 as amended by act Feb. 27, 1877, ch. 69, § 1,19 Stat. 247
, which contained a further provision for cancellation or satisfaction of warehouse bonds. Both of these sections were superseded by act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, § 563,42 Stat. 978
, and repealed by section
642 thereof. Section 563 of the 1922 act was superseded and enlarged by section 563 of act June 17, 1930, comprising this section, and repealed by section 651(a)(1) of the 1930 act.
1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–271
substituted “appropriate customs officers” for “collectors of customs”, and “customs officer” for “collector” wherever appearing.
1938—Act June 25, 1938, struck out “(or ten months in the case of grain)” wherever appearing.
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 91–271
, see section 203 ofPub. L. 91–271
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Section 23(b) of act June 25, 1938, provided as follows: “The amendments made by subsection (a) of this section [amending this section] shall apply in the case of grain imported prior to the effective date of this act [see note set out under section
of this title] which, on such date, has not become abandoned to the Government under section 491 or 559 of the Tariff Act of 1930 [section
of this title], and which has remained in the custody of customs officers.”
Section 2 of act June 26, 1934, ch. 756, 48 Stat. 1225
, which was classified to section 725a of former Title 31, Money and Finance, repealed the permanent appropriation under the title “Refunding duties on goods destroyed (Customs) (2x330)” effective July 1, 1935, and provided that such portions of any Acts as make permanent appropriations to be expended under such account are amended so as to authorize, in lieu thereof, annual appropriations from the general fund of the Treasury in identical terms and in such amounts as now provided by the laws providing such permanent appropriations.