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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 501, 502-AUG. 7, 1939 Ante, p. 1223 . Retired judges, pay. 28U. S.C.§375; Supp. IV, § 375. Administrative au- dit of judicial ac- counts, etc. Ante, p. 1223. Provisions respect- ing personnel, U. S . courts. Effective date. August 7, 1939 [H. R . 7096] [Public, No. 300] Philippine Inde- pendence Act, amend- ments. 48 Stat. 459. 48U.S. C. 1236. Trade relations pro- visions, Jan. , 1940, to July 3, 1946. Export taxes, in- position by Philip- pine Government. Rates. No export taxes upon articles of desig- nated classes. Copra or manila fiber not dressed, etc. Judicial Code for the current fiscal year, and all unexpended appro- priations covering judicial personnel as specified in section 304 (1) of the Judicial Code, including appropriations for the salaries of justices and judges who have retired or who have resigned under the provisions of section 260 of the Judicial Code (U. S . C ., title 28, sec. 375), are hereby transferred to the control of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. SEC. 5 . All powers and duties now conferred or imposed by law upon the Department of Justice or the Attorney General, relating to the administrative audit of the accounts and vouchers referred to in section 304 of the Judicial Code, are hereby transferred to and vested in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. SEC. 6 . All administrative powers and duties now conferred or imposed by law upon the Department of Justice or the Attorney General, respecting clerks of courts, deputy clerks of courts and clerical assistants, law clerks, secretaries, and stenographers to the judges, and librarians in charge of libraries of the courts, and such other employees of the courts not excluded by section 304 of chapter XV as hereinbefore set forth, are hereby vested in the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. SEC. 7 . This Act shall take effect ninety days after its approval. Approved, August 7, 1939. [CHAPTER 502] AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the complete independence of the Philippine Islands, to provide for the adoption of a constitution and a form of government for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes". Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 6 of the Act of March 24, 1934, entitled "An Act to provide for the com- plete independence of the Philippine Islands, to provide for the adoption of a constitution and a form of government for the Philip- pine Islands, and for other purposes" (48 Stat. 456), is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 6. During the period beginning January 1, 1940, and ending July 3, 1946, trade relations between the United States and the Philippines shall be as now provided by law, subject to the following exceptions: "(a) On and after January 1, 1941, the Philippine Government shall impose and collect an export tax on every Philippine article shipped from the Philippines to the United States, except as other- wise specifically provided in this section. Said tax shall be com- puted in the manner hereinafter set forth in this subsection and in subsection (c) of this section. During the period January 1, 1941, through December 31, 1941, the export tax on every such article shall be 5 per centum of the United States duty; on each succeeding January 1 thereafter the export tax shall be increased progressively by an additional 5 per centum of the United States duty, except that during the period January 1, 1946, through July 3, 1946, the export tax shall remain at 25 per centum of the United States duty. "(b) (1) No export tax described in subsection (a) of this section shall be imposed or collected upon any Philippine article of a class or kind in respect of which a quota is established by subdivision (3) of this subsection, nor upon copra or manila (abaca) fiber not dressed or manufactured in any manner. 1226 [53 STAT.