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Industry Circular

Number: 59-30
Date: May 21, 1959

Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

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WITHDRAWAL OF LIQUORS FOR USE ON AIRCRAFT RECIPROCATING COUNTRIES

Proprietors of industrial alcohol bonded warehouses, internal revenue bonded warehouses, bonded wine cellars, breweries, export storage, and others concerned:

Purpose. The purpose of this industry circular is to announce the addition of Greece to the list of foreign countries to which the reciprocal privileges provided by section 309 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, may be extended.

Background. Under the provisions of section 309 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, the privilege of withdrawing liquors free of tax or with benefit of drawback, for use as supplies (including equipment), maintenance, or repair, of aircraft registered in a foreign country is extended in respect of aircraft registered in a foreign country only if the Secretary of the Treasury shall have been advised by the Secretary of Commerce that he has found that such foreign country allows, or will allow, substantially reciprocal privileges in respect of aircraft registered in the United States.

In addition to those countries listed in Industry Circular No. 58-23 of September 2, 1958, the Secretary of Commerce has found and has advised the Secretary of the Treasury that the country of Greece extends to aircraft registered in the United States and engaged in foreign trade, privileges substantially reciprocal to those given aircraft registered in such foreign country and engaged in foreign trade.

Complete List of Foreign Countries. The complete list of foreign countries to which the privileges provided for by section 309 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, may be extended, is as follows:

Australia Denmark Greece Nicaragua Bahama Islands Dominican Republic Israel Norway Belgium Ecuador Italy Peru Bermuda El Salvador Japan Spain Brazil France Lebanon Sweden Canada Germany, Federal Mexico Switzerland Costa Rica Republic of Netherlands United Kingdom

Inquiries. Inquiries in regard to this industry circular should refer to the number thereof and be addressed to the office of your assistant regional commissioner (alcohol and tobacco tax).

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Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

IRS D. C. 49078

 
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