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Proclamation 2214—Merchandise in Bonded Warehouse

December 29, 1936

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas section 318 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (46 Stat. 696) provides:

Whenever the President shall by proclamation declare an emergency to exist by reason  of a state of war, or otherwise, he may authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to extend during the continuance of such emergency the time herein prescribed for the performance of any act * * *;

And Whereas section 557 of the said Act (46 Stat. 744) provides:

Any merchandise subject to duty, with the exception of perishable articles and explosive substances other than firecrackers, may be entered for warehousing and be deposited in a bonded warehouse at the expense and risk of the owner, importer, or consignee. Such merchandise may be withdrawn, at any time within three years (or ten months in the case of grain) from the date of importation, for consumption upon payment of the duties and charges accruing thereon at the rate of duty imposed by law upon such merchandise at the date of withdrawal * * * Provided, That the total period of time for which such merchandise may remain in bonded warehouse shall not exceed three years (or ten months in the case of grain) from the date of importation * * *;

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the foregoing provision of section 318 of the Tariff Act of 1930, do by this proclamation declare an emergency to exist.

And I do hereby authorize the Secretary of the Treasury, until further notice:

(1) in the case of merchandise imported between January 11 and December 31, 1930 (both dates inclusive), and entered for warehousing under section 557 of the Tariff Act of 1922 (42 Stat. 977) or section 557 of the Tariff Act of 1930, except grain imported on or after June 18, 1930, to extend the warehousing period for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in sections 557 and 559 of the Tariff Acts of 1922 and 1930, as extended for two years under the authority of Proclamation No. 2023, dated December 23, 1932, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2109, dated December 21, 1934, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2154, dated January 11, 1936.

(2) in the case of merchandise (except grain) imported between January 11 and December 31, 1931 (both dates inclusive), and entered for warehousing under section 557 of the Tariff Act of 1930, to extend the warehousing period for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in sections 557 and 559 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2069, dated December 30, 1933, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2110, dated December 21, 1934, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2154, dated January 11, 1936.

(3) in the case of merchandise (except grain) imported between January 11 and December 31, 1932 (both dates inclusive), and entered for warehousing under section 557 of the Tariff Act of 1930, to extend the warehousing period for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in sections 557 and 559 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2111, dated December 22, 1934, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2154, dated January 11, 1936.

(4) in the case of merchandise (except grain) imported between January 11 and December 31, 1933 (both dates inclusive), and entered for warehousing under section 557 of the Tariff Act of 1930, to extend the warehousing period for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in sections 557 and 559 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2154, dated January 11, 1936.

(5) in the case of merchandise (except grain) imported during the calendar year 1934 and entered for warehousing under section 557 of the Tariff Act of 1930, to extend the warehousing period for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in sections 557 and 559 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Provided, however, That in each and every case the Secretary of the Treasury shall require that the principal on the warehouse-entry bond, in order to obtain the benefits under the extension granted, shall either furnish to the collector of customs for the district in which the merchandise is warehoused the agreement of the sureties on such bond to remain bound under the terms and provisions of the bond to the same extent as if no extension were granted, or furnish an additional bond with acceptable sureties to cover the period of extension: And provided further, That the extensions of one year herein authorized shall not apply to any merchandise Imported during the years 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933 as to which the periods of extension authorized by Proclamation No. 2154, dated January 11, 1936, have expired, or to any merchandise imported during the calendar year 1934 as to which the three-year period prescribed in sections 557 and 559 of the Tariff Act of 1930 has expired.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 29th day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-first.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

By the President:
R. WALTON MOORE
Acting Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2214—Merchandise in Bonded Warehouse Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357456

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