Sections, act June 8, 1896, ch. 371, §§ 1–4, 29 Stat. 263, related to special delivery and appraisement of imported articles of limited value and weight.
Act Aug. 8, 1953, ch. 397, § 1, 67 Stat. 507, provided that such act is effective, except as otherwise specifically provided for, on and after thirtieth day following date of its enactment (Aug. 8, 1953).
The exception “except as otherwise specifically provided for” apparently refers to amendments made to provisions preceding subd. (1) of section 1308 of this title and to section 1557(b) of this title, for which separate effective dates were provided as explained in notes under those sections.
For savings provision generally providing that the repeal or modification of existing law by act Aug. 8, 1953, ch. 397, would not affect acts, rights, or civil or criminal proceedings commenced prior to such act, see section 23 of act Aug. 8, 1953, ch. 397, set out as a note under section 1304 of this title.