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[Commonwealth Act No. 585, (1940-06-07)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l8f41)
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[ Commonwealth Act No. 585, June 07, 1940 ]

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE EXPORTATION OF FIBERS (BUNTAL), SEEDS OR SEEDLINGS OF THE PLANT COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE "BURI".

Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful and illegal for any person, corporation, partnership, or association to export to any foreign country, fibers (buntal), or filaments of the plant commonly known as "buri". Likewise, it is hereby declared unlawful and illegal for any person, corporation, partnership, or association to export to any foreign country seeds or seedlings of the plant commonly known as "buri" (Corypha elata).

SEC. 2. Any violation of this Act shall be punished by an imprisonment of not less than one month nor more than one year, or by a fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor more than one thousand pesos, or both at the discretion of the Court, and the fibers (buntal) or seeds or seedlings of the said plant attempted to be exported shall be confiscated by, and forfeited to, the Government.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect one year after the date on which the President of the Philippines shall, by proclamation, certify to the fact of its approval by the President of the United States as provided in the Public Act Numbered One hundred and twenty-seven of the United States Congress, approved March twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and thirty-four.

Approved, June 7, 1940.

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