26 U.S. Code § 5754 - Restriction on importation of previously exported tobacco products
This section shall apply to articles labeled for export even if the packaging or the appearance of such packaging to the consumer of such articles has been modified or altered by a person other than the original manufacturer so as to remove or conceal or attempt to remove or conceal (including by the placement of a sticker over) any export label.
For purposes of this section, section 5704(d), section 5761, and such other provisions as the Secretary may specify by regulations, references to exportation shall be treated as including a reference to shipment to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
For purposes of this section, an article is labeled for export or contains an export label if it bears the mark, label, or notice required under section 5704(b).
2006—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 109–432 substituted “5761(d)” for “5761(c)”.
2000—Pub. L. 106–476 reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(a) In General.—Tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes previously exported from the United States may be imported or brought into the United States only as provided in section 5704(d). For purposes of this section, section 5704(d), section 5761, and such other provisions as the Secretary may specify by regulations, references to exportation shall be treated as including a reference to shipment to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
“(b) Cross Reference.—
Amendment by Pub. L. 109–432 applicable with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after Dec. 20, 2006, see section 401(g) of Pub. L. 109–432, set out as a note under section 1681 of Title 19, Customs Duties.
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