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452 FORTYSEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 64. 1883. substances as to make it unfit for use; and the importation of all such merchandise is hereby prohibited. nn mr,eto.,to Sec. 2. That on making entry at the custom house of all tea or merziw £?>¤d· chandise described as tea imported into the United States, the importer or consignee shall give a bond to the collector of the port that such merchandise shall not be removed from warehouse until released by the custom house authorities, who shall examine it with reference to its purity and iitness for consumption; and that for the purpose of such Samples to be examination samples of each line in every invoice shall be submitted by •¤¤°¤¤P¤¤i¤d b! the importer or consignee to the examiner, with his written statement

1?;:‘h°“:;°:g‘* °:: that such samples represent the true quality of each and every part of

my ,,,,1 m,,,,,,,,}},,, the invoice, and accord with the specification therein contained; and consumption. in case the examiner has reason to believe that such samples do not rep- ' resent the true quality of the invoice, he shall make such further examination of the tea represented by the invoice, or any part thereof, as Fromm. shall be necessary; Provided, That such further examination of such tea shall be made within three days alter entry thereof has been made gcmutin, dat the custom-house; And provided further, That the bond above rebond. quired shall alsobe conditioned for the payment of all custom house charges which may attach to such merchandise prior to its being released or destroyed (as the case may be) under the provisions of this act. When to be do- Sec. 3. That ii after an examination, as provided in section two, the clarqd from md tea is found by the examiner not to come within the prohibition of this P°"“‘l‘_€""’° f°' act, a permit shall at once be granted to the importer or consignee der°m°" ’ claring the tea free from control of the custom authorities; but if on examination such tea, or merchandise described as tea, is found, in the When found, on opinion of the examiner, to come within the prohibitions of this act, the ¤;¤mi¤¤ti¤¤. to M importer or cousignee shall beimmediately notified, and the tea, or mer- {;“‘£;1“°gtc"f“ *° chandise described as tea, so returned shall not be released by the cus- ’ " tom house, unless on a re-examination called for by the importer or consignee, the return of the examiner shall be found erroneous: Pro- Prmm. vided, That should a portion of the invoice he passed by- the examiner, _ a permit shall be granted for that portion, and the remainder held for further examination, as provided in section four. Disputehetween Sec. 4. That in case of any dispute between the importer or con-

  • '¤P°*"°§ *536:* signce and the examiner, the matter in dispute shall be referred for
';§;;ti::‘, dm; arbitration to a committee of three experts, one to be appointed by the

gm any ’ collector, one by the importer, and the two to choose a third, and their . decision shall be iinal; and if upon such final re-examination, the tea . shall be found to come within the prohibitions of this act, the importer Bond mmm0n_ or consiguee shall give a bond, with securities satisfactory to the col- ,,1 fc, ,,P0m,,g lector to export said tea, or merchandise described as tea, out of the tea within six hunts of the United States, within a period of six months aftersuch m',iP*h’·t be- d0_ re-examination; but if the same shall not have been exported mcg; Q mt 6X_ within the time specified, the collector, at the expiration of that time, 1,,,,-md, Bm shall cause the same to be destroyed. Exomin ation Sm:. 5. That the examination and appraisement herein provided for {fd ‘:l’]i’(f;§':°’{)*g shall be made by a duly qualified appraiser of the port ut which said mgm, tea is entered, and when entered at ports where there are no appraisers, such examination and appraisement shall be made by the revenue officers to whom is committed the collection of duties, unless the Secretary of the Treasury shall otherwise direct. ‘ Deiiniti on or Sec. 6. That leaves to which the term “exhausted” is applied in this

  • ¤¤’¤¤ "¤¤1¤¤¤¤f¢d-" act shall mean and include any tea which has been deprived of its

proper quality, strength, or virtue by steeping, infusion, decoction, or other means. Teas exempt. Sm:. 7. That teas actually on shipboard for shipment to the United States at the time of the passage of this act shall not be subject to the prohibition thereof Secretary or Seo. S. That the Secretary of the Treasury shall have the power to xfing :3*** enforce the provisions of this act by appropriate regulations. ’Approved, March 2, 1883.