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CUSTOMS

(T. D. 53993)
Foreign currenciesRates of exchange

Rates of exchange certified to the Secretary of the Treasury by the Federal

Reserve Bank of New York

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,

Washington, D. C., January 3, 1956. To Collectors of Customs and Others Concerned:

The appended table of the values of certain foreign currencies as certified to the Secretary of the Treasury by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York under the provisions of section 522 (c), Tariff Act of 1930, during the period from December 23 to 29, 1955, inclusive, is published for the information of collectors of customs and others concerned. (342.211)

C. A. EMERICK, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Customs.

Values of foreign currencies certified to the Secretary of the Treasury by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York under provisions of section 522 (c), Tariff Act of 1930

PERIOD DECEMBER 23 TO 29, 1955, INCLUSIVE

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(T. D. 53994)

Ports of entry-Customs Regulations amended

Extension of limits of various Customs Ports of Entry. Section 1.1 (c), Customs

Regulations, amended

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., December 28, 1955. To Collectors of Customs and Others Concerned:

TITLE 19-CUSTOMS DUTIES

CHAPTER 1-BUREAU OF CUSTOMS

PART 1-CUSTOMS DISTRICTS AND PORTS

By virtue of the authority vested in the President by section 1 of the act of August 1, 1914, 38 Stat. 623 (19 U. S. C. 2), and delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury by the President by Executive Order No. 10289, September 17, 1951 (3 CFR, 1951 Supp., Ch. II), the limits of the customs ports of entry of Charleston, South Carolina, Key West, Florida, and St. Petersburg, Florida, are hereby extended to include the additional territory described herein, effective upon the date of publication of this Treasury Decision in the Federal Register:

1. The limits of the customs port of entry of Charleston, South Carolina, the headquarters port of Customs Collection District No. 16 (South Carolina), are redefined to include: (1) the territory within the corporate limits of the city of Charleston; (2) all points in Charleston Harbor; and (3) all points on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, and their tributaries, and all the territory lying between those rivers, and the Cooper and Wando Rivers, in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkely Counties, State of South Carolina, bounded on the north by Ashley Phosphate Road, Southern Railway right-of-way, Goose Creek, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad right-of-way, State Highway No. 9, and the Seaboard Airline Railway right-of-way, and bounded on the east by the West Branch of the Cooper River, East Branch of the Cooper River, French Quarter Creek, Clements Ferry Road, and the Wando River. Executive Order No. 8335, January 31, 1940 (5 F. R. 429), is modified accordingly.

2. The limits of the customs port of entry of Key West, Florida, in Customs Collection District No. 18 (Florida), comprising the territory within the corporate limits of that city, are extended to include the territory embracing Stock Island, Monroe County, State of Florida.

3. The limits of the customs port of entry of St. Petersburg ,Florida, in Customs Collection District No. 18 (Florida), comprising the territory within the corporate limits of that city, are extended to include the territory lying between Roosevelt Boulevard and Old Tampa Bay (in which the Pinellas County Airport is located), and the territory lying between Gandy Boulevard and Old Tampa Bay, Pinellas County, State of Florida.

Section 1.1 (c), Customs Regulations, is amended by substituting "(including territory described in T. D. 53994)” for “(including territory described in E. 0. 8335, Jan. 31, 1940; 5 F. R. 429)” opposite "CHARLESTON” in the column headed "Ports of entry” in District No. 16 (South Carolina); by inserting “(including territory described in T. D. 53994)" opposite “*Key West” in the column headed “Ports of entry” in District No. 18 (Florida); and by adding "; including territory described in T. D. 53994” at the end of the notation within the parentheses, opposite “St. Petersburg” in the column headed "Ports of entry” in District No. 18 (Florida).

(R. S. 161, sec. 1, 37 Stat. 434, sec. 1, 38 Stat. 623, as amended; 5 U. S. C. 22, 19 U. S. C. 1, 2.) (192.1)

DAVID W. KENDALL, Acting Secretary of the Treasury.

(Published in the Federal Register, January 5, 1956 (21 F. R. 79)]

(T. D. 53995)

Foreign currency-Brazilian cruzeiro

Rates of exchange certified to the Secretary of the Treasury by the Federal
Reserve Bank of New York for the Brazilian cruzeiro

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS,

Washington, D. C., January 4, 1956. To Collectors of Customs and Others Concerned:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, pursuant to section 522 (c), Tariff Act of 1930, has certified for the Brazilian cruzeiro the following nominal rates for the period from December 5 to 9, 1955, inclusive: Category (2), $0.0269832, Category (3), $0.0232234, and Category (4), $0.0199760.

This information is for use pursuant to section 16.4, Customs Regulations (19 CFR 16.4). (342.211)

C. A. EMERICK, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Customs.

(T. D. 53996)

Values of foreign moneys

Circular No. 1, Director of the Mint

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 4, 1956. Pursuant to section 522, title IV, of the Tariff Act of 1930, reenacting section 25 of the act of August 27, 1894, as amended, the following estimates by the Director of the Mint of the values of foreign monetary units, are hereby proclaimed to be the values of such units in terms of the money of account of the United States that are to be followed in estimating the value of all foreign merchandise exported to the United States during the quarter beginning January 1, 1956, expressed in any such foreign monetary units: Provided, however, That if no such value has been proclaimed, or if the value so proclaimed varies by 5 per centum or more from a value measured by the buying rate in the New York market at noon on the day of exportation, conversion shall be made at a value measured by such buying rate as determined and certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and published by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to the provisions of section 522, title IV, of the Tariff Act of 1930.

DAVID W. KENDALL, Acting Secretary of the Treasury.

The value of foreign monetary units, as shown below in terms of United States money,

is the ratio between the legal gold content of the foreign unit and the legal gold con. tent of the United States dollar. It should be noted that this value, with respect to most countries, varies widely from the present exchange rates. Countries not having a legally defined gold monetary unit, or those for which current information is not available, are omitted

Country

Monetary

unit

Value in
terms of

U. S.
money

Remarks

Colombia...

Peso

Costa Rica.....

Colon...

Krone
Peso..

Denmark
Dominican Re-

public.
Ethiopia
Finland.
Guatemala.

Dollar

Markka..
Quetzal.

$0.5128 Monetary Law No. 90 of Dec. 16, 1948, effective Dec. 18, 1948, con

tent of peso 0.50637 gram of gold 9/10 fine. Obligation to sell gold

suspended Sept. 24, 1931. . 1781 | Parity of 0.158267 fine gram gold established by decree law ef

fective Mar. 22, 1947. 4537 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29, 1931. 1.0000 By monetary law No. 1528 effective Oct. 9, 1947, gold content of

peso equal to 0.888671 gram fine. 4025 New unit established by Proclamation of the Emperor on May

25, 1945, effective July 23, 19 0426 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Oct. 12, 1931. 1.0000 Decree No. 203 of Dec. 10, 1945, defined the monetary unit as 15

5/21 grains gold 9/10 fine. Conversion of notes into gold sus

pended Mar. 6, 1933. 2000 National bank notes redeemable on demand in U. S. dollars. .4740

Conversion of notes into gold suspended May 18, 1932; exchange

control established Jan. 23, 1945. . 5000 International value according to the Central Bank Act ap

proved June 15, 1948. Exchange control established. .4537 Conversion of notes into gold suspended Sept. 29, 1931. 6583 Present gold content of 0.585018 gram fine established by law

of Jan. 18, 1938. Conversion of notes into gold suspended Aug.

2, 1914; exchange control established Sept. 7, 1931.
Exchange control established Dec. 12, 1936.

Haiti.
Peru..

Gourde
Sol.

Philippines.

Peso..

Sweden..
Uruguay

Krona..
Peso.

Venezuela.

Bolivar..

. 3267

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