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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 244-APR. 30 , 1946 (b) PERIOD JILY 4, 1946-JULY 3, 1974.- The following Parts and sections of this title, although expressed in statutory form, are not in any manner intended, insofar as they are applicable to the period after July 3, 1946, as an attempt on the part of the Congress of the United States to legislate for the Republic of the Philippines as a sovereign nation, but constitute a statement in precise terms of provisions- (1) which the Government of the Philippines, on the taking effect of the executive agreement provided for in Title IV of this Post, . 151 . Act, will be obligated to observe and execute as the law of the Republic of the Philippines during the effectiveness of the agree- ment; except that the observance of such part of the provisions of section 341 as is in conflict with the Constitution of the Philippines will not be required under such agreement for the period prior to the amendment to the constitution referred to in section 402 (b); and (2) which, between the proclamation of the independence of I F.R. 77. the Philippines and the date of the taking effect of such executive agreement, will, according to the policy and expectations of the Congress of the United States, be observed and executed by the Government of the Philippines. Part 2-Customs Duties SEC. 311. FREE ENTRY OF UNITED STATES ARTICLES. During the period from the day after the date of the enactment of this Act to July 3, 1954, both dates inclusive, United States articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, in the Philippines for con- sumption shall be admitted into the Philippines free of ordinary customs duty. SEC. 312. ORDINARY CUSTOMS DUTIES ON UNITED STATES ARTICLES. (a) JuLY 4, 1954-JuLY 3, 1974.- The ordinary customs duty to be Deteination. collected on United States articles, which during the following por- tions of the period from July 4, 1954, to July 3, 1974, both dates inclusive, are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, in the Philippines for consumption, shall be determined by applying the following percentages of the Philippine duty: (1) JtUL 4, TO DECEMBER 31, 1954. - During the period from July 4, 1954, to December 31, 1954, both dates inclusive, 5 per centum. (2) CALENDAR YEAR 1955.- During the calendar year 1955, 10 per centum. (3) CALENDAR YEARS 1956-1972.- During each calendar year after the calendar year 1955 until and including the calendar year 1972, a percentage equal to the percentage for the preceding calen- dar year increased by 5 per centum of the Philippine duty. (4) PERCENTAGE AFTER 1972. - During the period from January 1, 1973, to July 3, 1974, both dates inclusive, 100 per centum. (b) PERIOD AFTER JULy 3, 1974. -T he ordinary customs duty to be collected on United States articles which after July 3, 1974, are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, in the Philippines for consumption, shall be determined without regard to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. SEC. 313. CUSTOMS DUTIES OTHER THAN ORDINARY. Customs duties on United States articles, other than ordinary cus- toms duties, shall be determined without regard to the provisions of sections 311 and 312 (a), but shall be subject to the provisions of section 314. 60 STAT.] 149