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PUBLIC LAW 243-AUG. 8, 1953

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Public Law 243

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August 8, 1953

To amend certain administrative provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 and related laws, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives United States of America in Congress assembled,

[H. R. 5877]

of the Customs Slmplif I c at i o n Act of 1953.

SHORT TITLE AND EFFECTIVE DATE

1. This Act may be cited as the "Customs Simplification Act of 1953" and shall be effective, except as otherwise specially provided for, on and after the thirtieth day following the date of its enactment. SECTION

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Short title and effective date. Repeal of obsolete accounting provisions. Effective dates of rates of duty. Marlving. Transportation of lead-bearing and zinc-bearing ores. Repeal of certain obsolete reciprocal provisions. American goods return. Free entry provision for travelers. Free entry for noncommercial exhibitions. Temporary free entry for samples and other articles under bond. Supplies and equipment for vessels and aircraft. Drawback. Administrative exemptions. International traffic and rescue work. Signing and delivery of manifests. Certified invoices and entry of merchandise. Verification of documents. Amendment of entries. Commingled merchandise. Correction of errors and mistakes. Transfers of goods in bonded warehouse. Customs supervision. Saving clause. REPEAL OF OBSOLETE ACCOUNTING PROVISIONS

SEC. 2. (a) The following sections of the Revised Statutes (relating to obsolete functions of customs officers and functions of such officers now provided for by other laws) are herebv repealed: Revised Statutes 2621, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 33). Revised Statutes 2622, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 34). Revised Statutes 2623, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 35). Revised Statutes 2626, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 39). Revised Statutes 2639, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 42). Revised Statutes 2640, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 43). Revised Statutes 2641, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 44). Revised Statutes 2643, as amended (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 45). (b) Section 439 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (U.S.C. 1946 edition, title 19, sec. 1439) is amended by deleting "the comptroller of customs for the district in which the port of entry is located" and substituting

46 Stat. 712.