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[Act No. 2778, (1918-05-16)](http://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l8589)
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[ Act No. 2778, May 16, 1918 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND THE PHILIPPINE TARIFF LAW OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINE, PROVIDING THAT PRODUCTS OF THE UNITED STATES RETURNED TO THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS FROM FOREIGN PORTS SHALL BE FREE OF DUTY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:,

SECTION 1. Paragraph three hundred and forty-seven of section eleven of the Philippine Tariff Law of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended to read as follows:.
"347. Articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Philippine Islands, or of the United States and previously exported from the Philippine Islands, paintings which are works of art, and books exported to foreign country and returned without having been advanced  in value or improved in condition by any process of manufacture or other means, and upon which no drawback or bounty has been allowed, and articles returned from foreign expositions, subject to identification under such rules and regulations as the Insular Collector of Customs shall prescribe."
SEC. 2. Upon the express or implicit approval of this Act by the President of the United States, as provided in the Act of Congress approved on August twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, entitled "An Act to declare the purpose of the people of the United States as to the future political status of the people of the Philippine Islands, and to provide a more autonomous government for those Islands," the Governor-General shall so announce forthwith, by means of a proclamation, and this Act shall take effect on the date of such proclamation.

Approved, May 6, 1918.

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