To the consular officers of the United
Washington , June 10, 1879.
Gentlemen: I inclose herein a copy of a circular, dated the 26th ultimo, from the Secretary of the Treasury, in reference to the presentation and acceptance by collectors of customs of landing certificates covering merchandise exported under internal-revenue laws. The circular is transmitted for your information on that subject, and with instructions to comply with its provisions in all cases to which they are applicable.
I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
Inclosure, Treasury Department Circular, No. 82.
- In cases of shipment of tobacco or snuff in bond, under section 24 of the act of February 8, 1875, the following will be added: “And I further certify that the weight, as above stated, was correctly ascertained by actual weighing after landing” In all such cases the foregoing certificate must be sworn to before a United States consul, vice-consul, or agent at the port, or, in their absence, before an officer qualified to administer oaths and having a seal, by the consignee to whom the merchandise is actually addressed. The columns for marks, numbers, weight, gallons, serial number of stamps, &c., as the case may require, must accord with the regulations governing the particular exportation.↩
Note.—In all cases, the oath of the master, and of the mate, purser, or other discharging officer must he obtained.
In case of failure to execute the foregoing at the port of delivery of the goods, the same may, upon the return of the vessel at the port of shipment, be subscribed to before the collector of the port.↩
In shipments of tobacco or snuff, under the act of February 18, 1875, the following will be added: ‘And their weight ascertained to be ____.”
Note.—The value stated should be that of the goods in the foreign country to which they werft exported. Such value need not be specified if the consignee chooses to pay the maximum fee for the consular authentication of the landing certificate.↩