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Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, $ 10, 32 Stat. 829; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, $ 1, 37 Stat. 736; Mar. 1, 1919, ch. 86, 40 Stat. 1256.)

DERIVATION
Act Feb. 10, 1820, ch. 11, $$ 7, 12, 3 Stat. 542, 543.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the "Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912, transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

Act Feb. 14, 1903, transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

§ 175. Repealed. Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 957, Title XI, & 1131

(23), 60 Stat. 1037. Section, acts Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 5, 32 Stat. 827; Apr. 5, 1906, ch. 1366, $ 3, 34 Stat. 100; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736, related to additional duties of the Bureau.

EFFECTIVE DATE Repeal of section was made effective three months from Aug. 13, 1946, by section 1141 of act Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 957, Title XI, 60 Stat. 1040.

gation required to be submitted to Congress by the Secretary of Commerce, the following regulations shall be observed by all collectors of customs:

First. The kinds and quantities of all imported articles free from duty shall be ascertained by entry, made upon oath or affirmation, by the owner, or by the consignee or agent of the importer, or by actual examination, where the collector shall think such examination necessary; and the values of all such articles shall be ascertained in the same manner in which the values of imports subject to duties ad valorem are ascertained.

Second. The values of all imported articles subject to specific duties shall be ascertained in the manner in which the values of imports subject to duties ad valorem are ascertained.

Third. The several collectors shall keep separate accounts of the kinds, quantities, and values of such parts of the imports subject to duties ad valorem as may be directed by the Secretary of Commerce.

Fourth. All articles exported shall be valued at their actual cost, or the values which they may trily bear, at the time of exportation, in the ports of the United States from which they are exported; and all articles imported shall be valued at their actual cost, or the values which they may truly bear in the foreign ports from which they are exported for importation into the United States, at the time of such exportation.

Fifth. Before a clearance shall be granted for any vessel bound to a foreign place, the collector shall require the owners, shippers, or consignors of the cargo to deliver to the collector manifests of the cargo, or of the parts thereof shipped by them respectively, which manifests shall specify the kinds and quantities of the articles shipped by them respectively, and the value of the total quantity of each kind of articles; and state that such manifest contains a full, just, and true account of all articles laden on board of such vessel by the owners, shippers, or consignors, respectively, and that the values of such articles are truly stated, according to their actual cost, or the values which they truly bear at the port and time of exportation. And the collector shall also require the master of the vessel, and the owners, shippers, and consignors of the cargo, to state in writing, to the collector, the foreign place or country in which such cargo is truly intended to be landed. The manifests and statements required shall be verified by the oath of the person by whom they are respectively made and subscribed.

Sixth. Every collector shall keep an accurate account of the national characters and tonnage of all vessels which depart from his district for foreign countries, and of the foreign places or countries for which such vessels depart; and, also, an accurate account of the national characters and tonnage of all vessels which enter his district from foreign countries, and of the foreign places or countries from which such vessels arrive.

Seventh. The several collectors shall make quarter-yearly returns to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce of all the facts and matters which they are required to ascertain. (R. S. $ 337;

$ 176. Collection of commercial statistics.

A purpose of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce is the collection, arrangement, and classification of such statistical information as may be procured, showing, or tending to show, each year the condition of the manufactures, domestic trade, currency, and banks of the several States and Territories. (R. S. $ 335; Feb. 27, 1877, ch. 69, § 1, 19 Stat. 241; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, $ 1,37 Stat. 407.)

DERIVATION
Res. June 15, 1844, No. 16, 5 Stat. 719.

AMENDMENTS 1877—Act Feb. 27, 1877 amended section by omitting the word "agriculture” which preceded the word "manufactures".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note following section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

§ 176a. Confidential nature of information furnished

Bureau. Any statistical information furnished in confidence to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce by individuals, corporations, and firms shall be held to be confidential, and shall be used only for the statistical purposes for which it is supplied. The Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce shall not permit anyone other than the sworn employees of the Bureau to examine such individual reports, nor shall he permit any statistics of domestic commerce to be published in such manner as to reveal the identity of the individual, corporation, or firm furnishing such data. (Jan. 27, 1938, ch. 11, § 1, 52 Stat. 8.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note following section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. $ 176b. Repealed. June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 821, 62 Stat.

862, eff. Sept. 1, 1948. Section, act June 27, 1938, ch. 11, $ 2, 52 Stat. 8, relating to disclosure by employee of information, is now covered by section 1905 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

$ 177. Returns of exports by rail.

Collectors of customs shall render to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, in such manner and form and at such periods as the Secretary of Commerce may prescribe, returns of exports to foreign countries leaving the United States by rail. Any person who shall deliver to any railway or transportation company or other common carrier commodities for transportation and exportation by rail from the United States to foreign countries, shall also deliver to the collector of customs at the frontier port through which the goods pass into the foreign country a manifest, in such form as the Secretary of Commerce may prescribe, duly certified as to its accuracy by said person or his agent, exhibiting the kinds, quantities, and values of the several articles delivered by such person or his agent for exportation. And no railway car containing commodities the product or manufacture of the United States or foreign goods, duty paid or free of duty, intended to be exported to any foreign country, shall be permitted to leave the United States until the agent of the railway or transportation company, or the person having such car in charge, shall deliver to the customs officer at the last port in the United States through which the commodities pass into foreign territory a manifest thereof, which shall specify the kinds and quantities of the commodities in the form prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce, and until the manifest, exhibiting the kinds, quantities, and values of the several commodities, shall have been delivered to the collector of customs, as above required, by the person exporting such commodities, or by his agent, or information satisfactory to such customs officer as to the kind, quantities, and values of the domestic and foreign free or duty-paid commodities laden on such car. The agent or employee of any railway or transportation company who shall transport such commodities into a

foreign country before the delivery to the collector of customs of the manifest, as above required, shall be liable to a penalty of $50 for each offense: Provided, That the provisions of this law shall apply to commodities transported to the frontier in railway cars for exportation and transshipment across the frontier into the adjacent foreign territory in ferryboats or vehicles, so far as to require the person in charge thereof to furnish to the collector of customs information of the kinds, quantities, and values of such commodities: And provided further, That nothing contained in the foregoing shall be held as applicable to goods in transit between American ports by routes passing through foreign territory or to merchandise in transit between places in the Dominion of Canada by routes passing through the United States, or to merchandise arriving at the port of Brownsville in Texas, or any other port specially designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, and which may be destined for places in the Republic of Mexico. (July 16, 1892, ch. 196, § 1, 27 Stat. 197; Mar. 3, 1893, ch. 211, § 1, 27 Stat. 689; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736.)

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the “Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees,

All functions of all officers of the Department of the Treasury, and all functions of all agencies and employees of such Department, were transferred, with certain exceptions, to the Secretary of the Treasury, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions, by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 26, $$ 1, 2 eff. July 31, 1950, 15 F. R. 4935, 64 Stat. 1280, set out in note under section 241 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. Collectors of customs, referred to in this section, are officials of the Treasury Department.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

8 178. Collection of statistics of foreign and interstate

commerce and transportation. It shall be the duty of the officer in charge of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce to gather and collate statistics and facts relating to commerce with foreign nations and among the several States, the railroad systems of this and other countries, the construction and operation of railroads, the actual cost of such construction and operation of railroads, the actual cost of transporting freights and passengers on railroads, and on canals, rivers, and other navigable waters of the United States, the charges Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

& 180. Repealed. Feb. 28, 1933, ch. 131, § 1, 47 Stat.

1349. Section, R. S. $ 340, related to statements of vessels registered.

imposed for such transportation of freight and passengers, and the tonnage transported. (Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 129, § 1, 18 Stat. 352; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736; May 29, 1928, ch. 901, § 1 (105), 45 Stat. 994.)

AMENDMENTS 1928–Act May 29, 1928, discontinued the report of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce to Congress on the commercial relations of the United States.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the "Secretary of Commerce" in leu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

8 181. Annual statement of merchandise.

The Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce shall prepare an annual statement of all merchandise passing in transit through the United States to foreign countries, each description of merchandise, so far as practicable, warehoused, withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, for exportation, for transportation to other districts, and remaining in the warehouse at the end of each fiscal year. (R. S. § 341; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 1, 1919, ch. 86, 40 Stat. 1256.)

DERIVATION
Act July 28, 1866. ch. 298, § 13, 14 Stat. 330.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such offcers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff, May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Oficers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

$ 179. Quarterly reports of exports and imports.

The Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce shall, under the direction of the Secretary of Commerce, prepare and publish quarterly reports of the exports and imports of the United States, including the quantities and values of goods warehoused or withdrawn from warehouse, and such other statistics relative to the trade and industry of the country as the Secretary of Commerce may consider expedient. (R. S. $ 339; Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 129, § 1, 18 Stat. 352; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736; Mar. 1, 1919, ch. 86, 40 Stat. 1256.)

DERIVATION
Act July 28, 1866, ch. 298, $ 13, 14 Stat. 330.

AMENDMENTS 1875—Act Mar. 3, 1875, provided that reports be made quarterly instead of monthly.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the "Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such offcers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

§ 182. Statistics of manufactures.

The Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domes. tic Commerce shall collect, digest, and arrange, for the use of Congress, the statistics of the manufactures of the United States, their localities, sources of raw material, markets, exchanges with the producing regions of the country, transportation of products, wages, and such other conditions as are found to affect their prosperity. (R. S. $ 342; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 1, 1919, ch. 86, 40 Stat. 1256.)

DERIVATION
Act July 28, 1866, ch, 298, § 13, 14 Stat. 330.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

§ 183. Report of statistics.

The Secretary of Commerce shall make a report to Congress on the first Monday of January in each year, containing the results of the information col

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

lected during the preceding year, by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, upon the condition of the manufactures, domestic trade, currency, and banks of the several States and Territories. (R. S. $ 259; Feb. 27, 1877, ch. 69, § 1, 19 Stat. 241; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 9, 32 Stat. 829; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat, 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736.)

DERIVATION Act Sept. 24, 1789, ch. 20, $ 35, 1 Stat. 92; act June 25, 1868, ch. 71, § 5, 15 Stat. 75; act June 22, 1870, ch. 150, 5, 16 Stat. 162.

AMENDMENTS 1877—Act Feb. 27, 1877, amended section by omitting the word "agriculture" preceding the word "manufactures".

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the “Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The duties and powers of the Secretary of the Treasury under this section and section 184 of this title, as to reports on statistics collected by the Bureau of Statistics, were vested in the Secretary of Commerce by the transfer of said Bureau to the Department of Commerce, and giving to the Secretary of Commerce control of the work of gathering and distributing statistical information related to the subjects confided to his Department, and vesting in him the duties and powers possessed or exercised by the head of any executive department in or over any bureau, so transferred, or any business arising therefrom or pertaining thereto, by the provisions of sections 597 and 599 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Aug. 23, 1912 transferred certain duties of the Department or Bureau of Labor to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

§ 185. Forms of statements.

The Secretary of Commerce shall prescribe the forms of the annual statements to be submitted to Congress by him showing the actual state of commerce and navigation between the United States and foreign countries, or coastwise between the collection districts of the United States, in each year. (R. S. $ 251; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736.)

DERIVATION
Res. June 15, 1844, No. 16, 5 Stat. 719.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the "Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor”.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 16 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

$184. Printing report on commerce and navigation.

The Secretary of Commerce shall cause the annual report on the statistics of commerce and navigation, required from the Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, to be prepared and printed according to law, and to be submitted to Congress at as early a day in each regular session as practicable, and not later than the first Monday in January. (R. S. § 263; Feb, 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829; Aug. 23, 1912, ch. 350, § 1, 37 Stat. 407; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736; Mar. 1, 1919, ch. 86, 40 Stat. 1256.)

DERIVATION Act Aug. 2, 1861, ch. 37, § 2, 12 Stat. 285; act Mar. 3, 1869, ch. 121, § 1, 15 Stat. 283, 294; act Apr. 10, 1869, ch. 25, 16 Stat. 46; act June 22, 1870, ch. 150, $ 16, 16 Stat. 164.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the "Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

8 186. Statistics of coasting trade included.

The annual report of the statistics of commerce and navigation shall state the kinds, quantities, and value of the merchandise entered and cleared coastwise into and from the collection districts of the United States. (R. S. & 338.)

DERIVATION
Res. May 14, 1856, No. 9, 11 Stat. 144.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees. 187. Printing statement of exports and imports.

The Secretary of Commerce shall furnish to the Public Printer on or before the 1st day of November of each year, the manuscript, prepared for printing, of a condensed statement of the aggregate amount of the exports and imports from foreign countries during the preceding fiscal year. (R. S. $ $ 265, 3812; Jan. 12, 1895, ch. 23, § 17, 28 Stat. 603; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, § 10, 32 Stat. 829; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736.)

DERIVATION
Res. Mar. 3, 1863, No. 27, $ 3, 12 Stat. 826.

AMENDMENTS 1895-Act Jan. 12, 1895, provided for the appointment of a public printer.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the "Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

SIMILAR PROVISIONS The text of this section was taken from the act making appropriations for the Department of Commerce for the year ending June 30, 1937. Similar provisions were contained in the following acts:

1935—Mar. 22, 1935, ch. 39, 49 Stat. 89. 1934-Apr. 7, 1934, ch. 104, 48 Stat. 550. 1933—Mar. 1, 1933, ch. 144, 47 Stat. 1392. 1932—July 1, 1932, ch. 361, 47 Stat. 501.

June 30, 1932, ch. 314, $ 310, 47 Stat. 410. 1931—Feb. 23, 1931, ch. 280, 46 Stat. 1333. 1930--Apr. 18, 1930, ch. 184, 46 Stat. 197. 1929-Jan. 25, 1929, ch. 102, 45 Stat. 1118. 1928-Feb. 15, 1928, ch. 57, 45 Stat. 87. 1927-Feb. 24, 1927, ch. 189, 44 Stat. 1203. 1926—Apr. 29, 1926, ch. 195, 44 Stat. 353. 1881–Mar. 3, 1881, ch. 130, 21 Stat. 391, 1880—June 16, 1880, ch. 235, 21 Stat. 271.

CROSS REFERENCES Annual report of foes or charges paid under this section, see sections 104a and 604 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Charges for Government publications, see section 72a of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.

§ 188. Publication of commercial information.

The Secretary of Commerce shall publish official notifications, from time to time, of such commercial information communicated to him by diplomatic and consular officers, as he may deem important to the public interests, in such newspapers, not to exceed three in number, as he may select. (R. S. & 211; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, $ 10, 32 Stat. 829; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, § 1, 37 Stat. 736.)

DERIVATION
Act Aug. 18, 1856, ch. 127, § 2, 11 Stat. 60.

CHANGE OF NAME Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted the “Secretary of Commerce" in lieu of "Secretary of Commerce and Labor".

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Govern. ment Officers and Employees.

Act Feb. 14, 1903 transferred the Bureau of Statistics from the Treasury Department to the Department of Commerce and Labor.

$ 189a. Special statistical studies; compilations; tran

scripts; cost. The Department of Commerce is authorized, within the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce, upon the written request of any person, firm, or corporation, to make special statistical studies relating to foreign trade, domestic trade, and other economic matters falling within the province of the Department of Commerce; to prepare from its records special statistical compilations; and to furnish transcripts of its studies, tables, and other records, upon the payment of the actual cost of such work by the person, firm, or corporation requesting it. (May 27, 1935, ch. 148, § 1, 49 Stat. 292.)

CODIFICATION Former section 189a was consolidated with and made a part of present section 189 of this title.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS The functions of all other officers of the Department of Commerce and the functions of all agencies and employees of such Department were, with a few exceptions, transferred to the Secretary of Commerce, with power vested in him to authorize their performance or the performance of any of his functions by any of such officers, agencies, and employees, by 1950 Reorg. Plan No. 5, $$ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F. R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263, set out in note under section 591 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

CROSS REFERENCES Disposition of fees for services or publications furnished by department, see section 606 of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees.

Rules and regulations for enforcement of this section, see section 192a of this title.

§ 189. Sale of commercial reports and services.

The Secretary of Commerce may make such charges as he deems reasonable for lists of foreign buyers, special statistical services, special commodity news bulletins, and World Trade Directory Reports, and the amounts collected therefrom shall be deposited in the Treasury as “Miscellaneous receipts." (May 15, 1936, ch. 405, § 1, 49 Stat. 1335.)

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