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TITLE XXXIV

COLLECTION OF DUTIES UPON IMPORTS

Chap.
1. Collection-districts, ports, and officers. ...
2. Qualifications, pay, and duties of officers.
3. Revenue cutters and boats..
4. Entry of merchandise..
5. Unlading
6. Appraisal
7. The bond and warehouse system..
7A. Immediate transportation in bond to inland ports..
8. Payment
9. Drawback
10. Enforcement of duty-laws and punishment for violations...
11. Provisions applying to commerce with contiguous countries.

Sec. 5227 5317 5397 5462 5555 5589 5638 5695 5710 5720 5760 5807

CHAPTER ONE Collection-Districts, Ports, and Officers This chapter of the Revised Statutes included sections 2517–2612 thereof. Of these, sections 2517–2607 defined the customs collection districts, by describing the waters, shores, islands, etc., comprised in each or making other provisions as to their boundaries, with the ports of entry, subports of entry, and ports of delivery in the several districts, and also enumerated the officers authorized in each district, with some special provisions as to the duties, powers, etc., and compensation of certain officers in particular districts. Nearly all of these sections, and like provisions of acts subsequent to the Revised Statutes creating or making changes in collection districts or ports or offices therein, were superseded by the reorganization of the Customs Service made by the President pursuant to a provision of Act Aug. 24, 1912, c. 355, $ 1, 37 Stat. 434, and communicated, to Congress March 3, 1913, which, by said act, was to constitute, for the fiscal year 1914, and until otherwise provided by Congress, the permanent organization of the Customs Service.

This chapter includes said provision, authorizing the President to reorganize the Customs Service, of Act Aug. 24, 1912, c. 355, § 1, accompanied by the message of the President transmitting said plan of reorganization, etc., dated March 3, 1913, with such special provisions of the original chapter or of subsequent statutes, relating to particular districts, ports, or officers, as may

be regarded as still in force. Sec.

Sec. 5327. Reorganization of Customs Serv 5332. Port of New York; employés in ice by President, to constitute

appraiser's office. permanent organization until 5333. Port of Philadelphia; employés otherwise provided.

in appraiser's office. 5328. Port of Boston; town of Chelsea 5334. Port of New Orleans. attached thereto.

5335. Port of New Orleans; extension 5329. Port of Boston; employés in ap

of limits. praiser's office.

5336. Port of New Orleans; extension 5330. Port of New York; extension of

of limits. limits.

5337. Port of New Orleans; extension 5331. Port of New York; examiners.

of limits. COMP.ST.'13–146

(2321)

Sec.

Sec.

5338. Port of New Orleans; temporary 5341. Transshipment of goods transinspectors..

ported in bond to Brownsville. 5339. District of. Sabine; Port Arthur 5342. Port of Portland, Oregon; exship' canal, etc., to be conveyed

tension of limits. to. United States; charges for 5343. Manifests of vessels bound for use of docks, etc.

Portland. 5340. Additional inspectors upon 5344. Manifests of vessels clearing routes by which goods with

from Portland. drawn from bonded warehouse 5345. Vessels having merchandise for may be exported to Mexico;

both Astoria and Portland. reports by inspectors.

5346. Port of Memphis; extension of

limits. § 5327. (Act Aug. 24, 1912, c. 355, § 1.) Reorganization of Cus

toms Service by President, to constitute permanent organiza

tion until otherwise provided. The President is authorized to reorganize the customs 'service and cause estimates to be submitted therefor on account of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fourteen bringing the total cost of said service for said fiscal year within a sum not exceeding $10,150,000 instead of $10,500,000, the amount authorized to be expended therefor on account of the current fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve; in making such reorganization and reduction in expenses he is authorized to abolish or consolidate collection districts, ports, and subports of entry and delivery, to discontinue needless offices and employments, to reduce excessive rates of compensation below amounts fixed by law or Executive order, and to do all such other and further things that in his judgment may be necessary to make such organization effective and within the limit of cost herein fixed; such reorganization shall be communicated to Congress at its next regular session and shall constitute for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fourteen and until otherwise provided by Congress the permanent organization of the customs service. (37 Stat. 434.)

This was a provision of the sundry civil appropriation act for the fiscal year 1913, cited above.

The plan of reorganization provided for by this act, with an estimate of the expenses of the same, was communicated by the President to Congress by Message dated March 3, 1913, as follows: Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting

Plan of Reorganization of the Customs Service and Detailed Es

timate of Expenses of the Same To the Senate and House of Representatives: Whereas, by virtue of the provision of chapter 355 of the acts of 1912, ap

proved August 24, 1912, being “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, and for other purposes,” I was authorized to reorganize the customs service and cause estimates to be submitted therefor on account of the fiscal year 1914, reducing the total cost of said service for said fiscal year by an amount not less than $350,000, and I was further authorized in making such reorganization and reduction in expenses to abolish or consolidate collection districts, ports and subports of entry and delivery, to discontinue needless offices and employments, to reduce excessive rates of compensation below amounts fixed by

law or Executive order, and to do all such other and further things that

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