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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/15th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 103

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April 20, 1818.
Chap. CIII.—An Act to increase the duties on iron in bars and bolts, iron in pigs, castings, nails, and alum.

Act of May 22, 1824, ch. 136.
The existing duties on the articles enumerated to cease after 30th June, 1818.
Duties in lieu, &c.
Iron in pigs, iron castings, nails, spikes, iron in bars and bolts, anchors, and alum.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, the duties now by law levied, collected, and paid, on iron in pigs, iron castings, nails, on iron in bars and bolts, excepting iron manufactured by rolling; and on alum, imported into the United States, shall cease and determine; and there shall be levied, collected, and paid, in lieu thereof, the several and specific duties hereinafter mentioned, that is to say: on iron in pigs, fifty cents per hundred weight; on iron castings, seventy-five cents per hundred weight; on nails, four cents per pound; on spikes, three cents per pound; on iron in bars and bolts, manufactured without rolling, seventy-five cents per hundred weight; on anchors, two cents per pound; and on alum, two dollars per hundred weight.

Addition of 10 per cent. on the rates of duties if the articles are imported in vessels not of the United States.
Proviso.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That an addition of ten per centum shall be made to the several rates of duties above specified and imposed upon the several goods, wares, and merchandise, aforesaid, which, after the said thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, shall be imported in ships or vessels not of the United States: Provided, That this additional duty shall not apply to such goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in ships or vessels not of the United States, entitled by treaty, or by any act or acts of Congress, to be entered in the ports of the United States, on the payment of the same duties as are paid on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in ships or vessels of the United States.

Drawback of the duties, if the goods are exported within the time, &c. prescribed.
Act of 1816, ch. 107.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed a drawback of the duties by this act imposed on goods, wares, and merchandise imported into the United States, upon the exportation thereof within the time, and in the manner, prescribed in the fourth section of the act, entitled “An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage,” passed on the twenty-seventh day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

The existing laws in force for the collection of the duties imposed, &c.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the existing laws shall extend to, and be in force for, the collection of the duties imposed by this act on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and for the recovery, collection, distribution, and remission, of all fines, penalties, and forfeitures, as fully and effectually as if every regulation, restriction, penalty, forfeiture, provision, clause, matter, and thing, in the existing laws contained, had been inserted in, and re-enacted by, this act.

Approved, April 20, 1818.