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Treasury decisions under customs and other laws Volume 20

Treasury decisions under customs and other laws Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ... Department, May 23, 1887. Sir: The Department is in receipt of your letter of the 9th instant, reporting on the application of Messrs. James Hooper & Co. for a change in the existing practice at your port, which requires the filing of a bond for the landing abroad of non-dutiable merchandise arriving in transit for foreign ports and not unladen from the importing vessel. You state that it has always been customary at your port to exact a bond on the exportation of non-dutiable goods imported as aforesaid. Upon submitting the matter to the collector of customs at New York, he reports that as article 169 of the Regulations of 1884 contains no provision for a bond, in order to retain on board non-dutiable goods in transit for foreign ports, the practice at that port is to accept the sworn statement of the master of the vessel as to the character of the cargo, and if free, to issue a permit to retain on board, without requiring a bond. This practice at New York seems to be fraught with no danger to the revenue, and you are therefore directed to adopt it at your port, and in future to waive the requirement of a bond for the exportation of free goods retained on board importing vessels. Respectfully yours, I. H. MAYNARD, Assistant Secretary. Collector Of Customs, Baltimore, Md. (8246.) Towing by American and Canadian Tugs. Treasury Department, Bureau of Navigation, Washington, D. C, May 23, 1887. To Collectors Of Customs On the Northern, Northeastern, and Northwestern Territories of the United States: Recent correspondence with the Canadian Government has resulted in an understanding that the Canadian regulations in regard to the towing of vessels in Canadian waters and at Canadian ports by American tugs shall be amended so as to extend to American tugs when...