11.1501 Export duties.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. 11.1501]

During the first 10 days of any calendar year, but not thereafter during that year, the Governor may, after prior consultation and discussion with the exporters substantially affected, impose an export duty applicable for all of that calendar year on any article exported from American Samoa and destined for importation into the United States customs area. The amount of such duty may not exceed the amount which would be imposed on like articles imported into the United States from foreign countries generally. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Industrial Incentive Act or any other law, no exemption from an export duty imposed pursuant to this section may be granted unless required by a contract in effect on the date this section is enacted.

History:1967, PL 10-23.

Research Guide: For provisions regarding the Industrial Incentive Act, see 10.1501 et seq.