(R.S. § 4228; July 24, 1897, ch. 13, 30 Stat. 214.)

References in Text

Section 2502 of the Revised Statutes, referred to in text, which imposed a discriminating duty upon merchandise imported in foreign vessels, was not classified to the Code and was repealed by act Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 202, § 1, 47 Stat. 1430. See section 146 of this Appendix.


R.S. § 4228 derived from acts May 24, 1828, ch. 111, § 1, 4 Stat. 308; May 31, 1830, ch. 219, § 2, 4 Stat. 425; July 13, 1832, ch. 207, § 3, 4 Stat. 579.
Act July 24, 1897, added proviso.

Delegation of Functions

For delegation to Secretary of the Treasury of authority vested in President by this section, see section 1(f) of 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.

Nations Whose Vessels are Exempted

Nations whose vessels are exempted by treaties or Presidential proclamations from the payment of any higher tonnage duties than are applicable to vessels of the United States, and are exempted from the payment of light money, see 19 C.F.R. § 4.22.

Proc. No. 2992. Korea

Proc. No. 2992, Oct. 13, 1952, 17 F.R. 9150, 67 Stat. c15, provided:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, HARRY S. TRUMAN, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the above-quoted statutory provisions [this section] do hereby declare and proclaim that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and imposts within the United States are suspended and discontinued so far as respects the vessels of Korea and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported in said vessels into the United States from Korea or from any other foreign country; the suspension to take effect from October 1, 1952, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels belonging to citizens of the United States and their cargoes shall be continued, and no longer.