By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:
Section 1. Merchants and other persons carrying on business in the Philippine Islands, and having in their possession canned goods and food products which have been imported into the Islands and have paid customs duties, are hereby authorized to export such merchandise at any time prior to the first day of March, nineteen hundred and four, and upon such exportation to receive from the collector of customs a certificate stating the amount and kind of merchandise so exported and that the person or corporation so exporting shall be entitled to free entry of canned goods and food products of a like character and amount imported prior to the first day of May, nineteen hundred and four, and such certificate shall entitle the person or corporation receiving the same to such free entry prior to the first day of May, nineteen hundred and four, but not thereafter. The provisions of this Act are limited entirely to canned goods and food products.
Section 2. It is hereby made the duty of the Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands to frame suitable regulations for the administration of this Act.
Section 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of “An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.
Section 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage.