(June 19, 1886, ch. 421, § 7, 24 Stat. 81; Aug. 5, 1935, ch. 438, title III, § 314, 49 Stat. 529; Pub. L. 96–594, title I, § 126(e), Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3459.)


1980—Pub. L. 96–594 substituted provisions relating to violations and penalties for employment in a trade of a vessel entitled to be documented but not so documented for provisions relating to fines and penalties for trading without a license by a vessel twenty tons or upward, and struck out provisions respecting expiration of a license while a vessel is at sea.
1935—Act Aug. 5, 1935, provided for forfeiture, to deem marks, etc., prima facie evidence of foreign origin of merchandise, and to substitute “said fine or forfeiture” for “said fine of $30” in last sentence.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Section 128 of Pub. L. 96–594 provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 96–594 is effective on first day of eighteenth month following December 1980.