(May 28, 1908, ch. 212, § 5, 35 Stat. 425; Aug. 5, 1909, ch. 6, § 37, 36 Stat. 112; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, §§ 101–104, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7875, 60 Stat. 1097; June 26, 1948, ch. 673, 62 Stat. 1051.)


This section was not amended or repealed by section 36 of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of Aug. 5, 1909, ch. 6, 36 Stat. 111, relating to tonnage duties, but so much of it as related to yachts built outside the United States and owned by citizens of the United States was repealed by section 37 of that act, which was itself repealed by the Underwood Tariff Act of Oct. 13, 1913, ch. 16, § IV, S, 38 Stat. 201.
In text, the words “and subports” and “or subport” following “various ports” and “arrive at and depart from any port” respectively, were omitted.
By subdivision II of the President’s plan of reorganization of the Custom Service under the grant of authority contained in act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 355, § 1, 37 Stat. 434, subports of entry not therein designated ports of entry were abolished and the use of the term “subport of entry” was discontinued.


1948—Act June 26, 1948, removed the discrimination against yachts which do not belong to “regularly organized yacht clubs”.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the United States Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury, including functions of the Secretary of the Treasury relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 203 (1), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.
For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of the Treasury, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of the Treasury with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 26 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. July 31, 1950, 15 F.R. 4935, 64 Stat. 1280, 1281, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. Commissioner of Customs, referred to in text, was an officer of Department of the Treasury.
“Commissioner of Customs” substituted in text for “Secretary of Commerce” on authority of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946, §§ 101–104, set out as a note preceding section 3 of this Appendix.
Upon incorporation into the Code, “Secretary of Commerce” substituted for “Secretary of Commerce and Labor” to conform to act Mar. 4, 1913.

Delegation of Functions

For delegation to Secretary of the Treasury of authority vested in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10289, eff. Sept. 17, 1951, 16 F.R. 9499, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.

Administrative Delegation of Functions by Secretary of the Treasury

Administrative delegation of functions by Secretary of the Treasury, see note set out preceding section 3 of this Appendix.