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Proclamation 2215—Extending the Period for Exportation of Merchandise for Drawback Purposes

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 313(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (46 Stat. 694) provides:

No drawback shall be allowed under the provisions of this section or of section 6 of the Act entitled "An Act temporarily to provide revenue for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," approved March 8, 1902 (relating to drawback on shipments to the Philippine Islands), unless the completed article is exported, or shipped to the Philippine Islands, within three years after importation of the Imported merchandise;

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:

(1) in the case of articles manufactured or produced in the United States with the use of imported or substituted merchandise for drawback purposes where the imported merchandise involved was imported between June 18 and December 31, 1930 (both dates inclusive), to extend the period for exportation, or shipment to the Philippine Islands, of the completed article for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in the said section 313(h), 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. 2121, dated April 1, 1935, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2156, dated January 18, 1936.

(2) in the case of articles manufactured or produced in the United States with the use of imported or substituted merchandise for drawback purposes where the imported merchandise involved was imported between April 1 and December 31, 1931 (both dates inclusive), to extend the period for exportation, or shipment to the Philippine Islands, of the completed article for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in the said section 313(h), 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. 2121, dated April 1, 1935, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2156, dated January 18, 1936.

(3) in the case of articles manufactured or produced in the United States with the use of imported or substituted merchandise for drawback purposes where the imported merchandise involved was imported between April 1 and December 31, 1932 (both dates inclusive), to extend the period for exportation, or shipment to the Philippine Islands, of the completed article for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in the said section 313(h), as extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2121, dated April 1, 1935, and further extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2156, dated January 18, 1936.

(4) in the case of articles manufactured or produced in the United States with the use of imported or substituted merchandise for drawback purposes where the imported merchandise involved was imported between January 18 and December 31, 1933 (both dates inclusive), to extend the period for exportation, or shipment to the Philippine Islands, of the completed article for not more than one year from and after the expiration cf the three-year period prescribed in the said section 313(h), as extended for one year under the authority of Proclamation No. 2156, dated January 18, 1936.

(5) in the case of articles manufactured or produced in the United States with the use of imported or substituted merchandise for drawback purposes where the imported merchandise involved was imported during the calendar year 1934, to extend the period for exportation, or shipment to the Philippine Islands, of the completed article for not more than one year from and after the expiration of the three-year period prescribed in the said section 313(h).

Provided, however, That the extensions of one year herein authorized shall not apply in any case involving merchandise imported in 1931, 1932, or 1933 where the one-year period of extension authorized in the said Proclamation of January 18, 1936, has expired, or in any case involving merchandise imported in 1934 where the three-year period prescribed in the said section 313 (h) 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 2215—Extending the Period for Exportation of Merchandise for Drawback Purposes Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357455

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