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[Act No. 1684, (1907-08-14)](
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[ Act No. 1684, August 14, 1907 ]


Whereas the Bureau of Science has succeeded in importing silkworms into the Philippine Islands without the introduction of any of the diseases which have caused serious injury to the silk industry in other countries; and

Whereas said Bureau of Science is prepared to furnish, without charge, eggs or in hatched cocoons of silkworms in reasonable numbers to the people of these Islands; and

Whereas the importation of silkworms, their eggs or cocoons, by a private persons would ultimately result in the introduction of disease : Now, therefore.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. The importation, except by the Bureau of Science, into the Philippine Islands of silkworms, their eggs or cocoons, or of the moths which produce silkworm eggs, is hereby prohibited, and any of the aforementioned objects which are imported, or of which the importation is attempted, shall be liable to forfeiture under clue process of law. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Insular Collector of Customs, in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Three hundred and fifty-five, as amended by Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-four, as amended.

SEC. 2. The public good inquiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted. August 14, 1907.