Source(Oct. 3, 1913, ch. 16, § IV, J, subsec. 1, 38 Stat. 195; Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 171, § 1, 38 Stat. 1193; June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title IV, § 651(d)(1), 46 Stat. 763; Pub. L. 103–182, title VI, § 689(a)(1), Dec. 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 2222.)
The provisions incorporated in this section, with portions of the original text omitted here, are classified to section 128 of Title 19, Customs Duties.
Section is a composite of acts Oct. 3, 1913, ch. 16, and Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 171, as amended. The words “nor to goods, wares, and merchandise imported in a vessel owned by citizens of the United States but not a vessel of the United States if such vessel after entering an American port shall, before leaving the same, be documented under chapter 121 of title 46” are based on the nonspecific amendment of act Oct. 3, 1913, by act Mar. 4, 1915, as amended.
Subsec. 1 of act Oct. 3, 1913, § IV, par. J, provided also for a discriminating duty on goods, wares and merchandise produced or manufactured in a foreign country not contiguous to the United States but coming into the United States from such contiguous country. That provision is classified to section 128 of Title 19.
R.S. § 2502 imposed a discriminating duty upon merchandise imported in foreign vessels. It was superseded by subsequent similar provisions in successive tariff acts, the latest of which is classified to this section.
Act June 5, 1920, ch. 250, § 34, 41 Stat. 1007, declaring it to be the judgment of Congress that provisions of treaties restricting the right of the United States to impose discriminating customs duties on imports entering the United States in foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, and discriminatory tonnage dues on foreign vessels, and on vessels of the United States, should be terminated, and directing the President to give notice to terminate them, was omitted.
1993—Pub. L. 103–182, which directed the amendment of act Oct. 3, 1913, by substituting “documented under chapter 121 of title 46,” for “registered as a vessel of the United States,”, was executed by making the substitution in that part of this section comprised of provisions of act Mar. 4, 1915. See Codification note above.
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