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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE FIFTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS of the UNITED STATES,

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the seventh day of December, 1903, and was adjourned without day on Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of April, 1904.



Theodore Roosevelt, President; William P. Frye, President of the Senate pro tempore; and Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the House of Representatives.




December 17, 1903.
[H.R. 1921.]

 Chap. 1.—An Act To carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed on the eleventh day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and two.


Cuba.
Preferential duties on imports from.
Post, p. 2116.

 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the President of the United States shall receive satisfactory evidence that the Republic of Cuba has made provision to give full effect to the articles of the convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed on the eleventh day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and two, he is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation declaring that he has received such evidence, and thereupon on the tenth day after exchange of ratifications of such convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, and so long as the said convention shall remain in force, all articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, which are now imported into the United States free of duty, shall continue to be so admitted free of duty, and all other articles of merchandise being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States shall be admitted at a reduction of twenty per centum of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the tariff Act of the United States, Vol. 30, p. 151. approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, or as may be provided by any tariff law of the United States subsequently enacted. The rates of duty Duration. herein granted by the United States to the Republic of Cuba are and shall continue during the term of said convention preferential in respect to all like imports from other countries: Provisos.
Limitations of sugar duties.
Provided, That while said convention is in force no sugar imported from the Republic of Cuba, and being the product of the soil or industry of the Republic of Cuba, shall be admitted into the United States at a reduction of duty greater than twenty per centum of the rates of duty thereon, as provided by the Vol. 30, p. 168. tariff Act of the United States, approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and no sugar the product of any other foreign country shall be admitted bv treaty or convention into the United States while this convention is in force at a lower rate of duty than that provided bv the tariff Act of the United States approved July twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven: And provided further, Declaration as to origin of customs legislation. That nothing herein contained shall be held or construed as an admission on the part of the

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