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FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARD ORDER NO. 30 Any Article of Czechoslovak Origin Prohibiting Manipulation, Manufacture, or Any Other Process of Treatment in Foreign-Trade Zone
Pursuant to authority contained in the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (48 Stat. 998-1003; 19 USC 81a-81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board has adopted the following order which is promulgated for the information and guidance of all concerned: Whereas, the Department of State considers that at this time it is detrimental to the public interest and contrary to the policy of the Government of the United States to permit the importation of merchandise of Czechoslovak origin normally requiring a certified consular invoice unless shipments of such goods are covered by certified consular invoices; and Whereas, the Treasury Department has announced that the maximum liability under law might be assessed when shipments of Czechoslovak merchandise are not covered by the required documents within the legal time limit; and Whereas, under the customs regulations of the United States, no certified or commercial invoice, or bond for the production of either, is required in connection with entry into the United States of articles, whether privileged or nonprivileged, resulting from manipulation in a foreign-trade zone; Now, therefore, upon recommendation of the Department of State, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, after full consideration, finds that it is detrimental to the public interest to permit manipulation of goods of Czechoslovak origin in a foreign-trade zone as an alternative for the requirement of consular invoices, and under the authority granted to it by section 15(e) of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 1002; 19 USC 81o), hereby orders: No manipulation, manufacture, or any other process of treatment of any article of Czechoslovak origin shall be allowed in a foreign-trade zone on or after the effective date of this order. It is found that compliance with the notice, public rule making procedure, and delayed effective date requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 USC 1003) is impractical, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest in connection with the issuance of this order, because the same emergency conditions which are a cause for this order necessitate that it become effective as quickly as possible. The effective date of this order is, therefore, the date of publication in the Federal Register. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of January 1953. Foreign-Trade Zones Board Charles Sawyer Secretary of Commerce, Chairman and Executive Officer, Foreign-Trade Zones Board Attest: Thos. E. Lyons Executive Secretary